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by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Sinquefield Cup

The public may sometimes balk at the Berlin Wall, but it seems other top players are very interested. The devil-may-care attitude also had a pragmatic reason. Since he sometimes uses the Berlin as Black, playing against it as White may shine a mirror on some improvements he could glean. Shine a lig...
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:53 am
I think it is the world top 14 minus Ding Liren, Kramnik and Giri
That leaves eleven...
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 106
Views: 8657

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

how much more confirmation of Caruana signing up do you need than the guy who's organising the match tweeting that Caruana signed it? Hang on, Merenzon tweeting that something is true is sufficient evidence that something is true? I guess if I'd made the same tweet in the same situation, I'd get pr...
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 106
Views: 8657

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:12 pm
how much more confirmation of Caruana signing up do you need than the guy who's organising the match tweeting that Caruana signed it?
Hang on, Merenzon tweeting that something is true is sufficient evidence that something is true?
by JustinHorton
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Ian Thompson wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Money was then divided using the Hort system
Explained here should anybody other than me require this service
by JustinHorton
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

I'm interested in what facts he actually knew. The facts were fairly clear, were they not? But not who knew them and when, which is Malcolm's point, is it not? It was FIDE's Ethics Commission that placed a judgement on these facts that the behaviour was unethical. Well, them and CAS .
by JustinHorton
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

asked Nigel some "how much did you know?" questions. I expect he knew what we all knew, that FIDE insiders such as Leong expected something in return for their voting support and this was standard operating practice. However I'm not all that interested in what generalities he may have known, I'm in...
by JustinHorton
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

This from Malcolm is a rather better point, and it wouldn't hurt if chess journalists asked Nigel some "how much did you know?" questions.
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

However, that isn't really the point, is it? It's the "are you working with?" bit, which on the face of it is based on nothing.
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

But I'm not seeing anything there about Nigel's alleged closeness to Dvorkovich, and the bit in Tim's piece doesn't seem enough to justify the comment, so what is Malcolm getting at?
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

In further Malcom weirdness, what precisely is he getting het up about here?
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:36 pm
You do realise I was making a joke?
I'm afraid it eluded me, Stewart. Mea culpa: your postings are frequently informative but less frequently rib-tickling, and I did not see it coming.
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:04 pm

We will have held the World Championship in London four times recently, 1986, 1993, 2000 and 2018. Does this suggest England has asserted undue influence?
As two of these were non-FIDE matches I am not sure this point possesses any great strength.
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Russia exercises no political control over FIFA at all. From the original article This era of 'Money for Control' has to end. Was it not alleged that the awards of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and 2022 to Qatar had been smoothed by considerable payments and inducements to the decision makers? Yes i...