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by Simon Brown
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 181
Views: 6941

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Best guideline on all this - if it feels dodgy, it probably is.
by Simon Brown
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 181
Views: 6941

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Not to bribe people. In my world it's to thank and recognise loyal support and to recognise the value of the business given by the customer by giving something back. It is also, patently, to win friends and influence people as Jonathan says, and there are reasons why there are rules in the civil se...
by Simon Brown
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 181
Views: 6941

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Not to bribe people. In my world it's to thank and recognise loyal support and to recognise the value of the business given by the customer by giving something back.

UK law is pretty strict about bribery, though I doubt the standards are quite so rigorously applied in Batumi.
by Simon Brown
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

As I write we have 59 pages on the chess and 39 pages on the politics. I don't draw any conclusions from that....
by Simon Brown
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Sorry to be slow here, but do we know who has won?
by Simon Brown
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:32 am
Just idly wondering if the Women's team might achieve a higher final placing than the Open team
I think we know now.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Perhaps David is waiting for someone to look at tomorrow's potential pairings to see if a win would make life easier?
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Well, he's racked up three minutes already and if he can extract his king, it looks pretty easy.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

He doesn't need much time in the positions he will be in soon. 42 Rd7 plays itself, just need to be careful of any tricks. Could be 3½ - ½.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I think Mickey will win.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 27863

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

So, the forum got the results in exact reverse order. Not sure what that says about us and what is says about FIDE. Aternatively, given that Nigel transferred his supporters to Dvorkovich, that makes 27/46 or 58.7% of our vote, Actual result was 103/181 or 57% so we were quite close, certainly clos...
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Duda - Caruana is very complex. Might be a draw, but certainly not heading that way just yet.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Anand-Aronian already drawn, Duda-Caruana and Mamedyarov-Ding heading that way as well.
What makes you say that?
by Simon Brown
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30073

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Mickey is drawn now as the g pawn isn't far enough ahead, but Luke seems to be winning suddenly. Not quite sure how.
by Simon Brown
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 27863

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

I imagine FIDE as an association has statutes which govern its financial reporting, so it may not have to comply with IFRS. But accounting standards worldwide are being harmonised so I would nevertheless expect the accounts to look like IFRS - Swiss GAAP and IFRS are very similar. As for the post ba...