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by Nigel Short
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 38
Views: 5089

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

Spill the beans! Give us some names :D
by Nigel Short
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1652

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Essentially yes. Its a cosy alliance of big organisations and has little to do with ethics. [ It is of course conceivable that for some of that period Coca cola was a responsible corporate body -the evidence is that it has left that responsibility behind in its quest for global dominance.] Easy for...
by Nigel Short
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1652

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

If the information in Mark Thomas' book is accurate and no significant improvements to ethical standards have been made, then for me it is a bad thing. I don't buy the argument that just because other global sporting bodies are happy to accept the money its ok. I'd rather there were higher ethical ...
by Nigel Short
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1652

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

It may very well be the case that most global corporations transgress ethical standards, but that doesn't mean accepting funding without due regard to those standards. I don't personally know whether Coca Cola is significantly worse than its competitors, but it does no harm to inform ourselves abou...
by Nigel Short
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1652

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Anybody able to explain why this agreement is a good thing? Coca-Cola is a very large international company with a globally recognised brand-name. The current FIDE administration believes that it should raise most of its funds from sponsorship - like all successful international sporting bodies. So...
by Nigel Short
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Re: Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands Chess Club met for the first time at the Malvina House Hotel at 7.30pm on Monday. They will meet again next week.
by Nigel Short
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Re: Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islanders have just started a chess club. The first meeting will take place at 7.30 pm on Monday at the Malvina House Hotel.
by Nigel Short
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Re: Falkland Islands

Even poor Justin, if he were honest with himself, might admit to himself privately (although obviously not here in a public forum - and certainly not when having the thrill of contradicting Nigel Short) that using the tournament as a way to exercise sovereignty might possibly count as a "provocation...
by Nigel Short
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Re: Falkland Islands

No doubt this is the correct decision but I am still curious to know the answers to Justin's question? and whether anyone actually tried to point out to the organisers the jurisdiction problem? It would be easier to understand this breaking a butterfly on a wheel business if it were known that such...
by Nigel Short
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Re: Falkland Islands

by Nigel Short
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Re: Falkland Islands

You might also ask, who is the ECF representing here? Is there a Falkland Islands chess association? Who from the Falkland Islands requested the ECF's assistance? Further, I don't see that any Falkland Islands chess body is a member of the ECF or contributes towards the funding of the ECF. The Falk...
by Nigel Short
Fri May 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Falkland Islands

The English, Scottish and Welsh chess federations, plus the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands, officially protest against the "unacceptable breach of...jurisdiction" and "diplomatic provocation" of the Argentine Chess Federation. https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-falklands-statement/?fb...
by Nigel Short
Thu May 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 3372

Re: What if a player falls ill....

The problem, yet again, Alex Holowczak, is that the rules are not clearly specified. A lot of sports make allowances for injury, but such interruptions to the flow of play are not, and should never be, indefinite. If it were specified that the arbiter may stop the game for, say, up to 10 minutes, to...