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by Colin McGourty
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 2235

Re: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament

Have FIDE yet published the revised contract with Agon which was agreed at some point prior to last year's election and which Nigel Short complained, during the election compaign, of not having had sight of? Malcolm emailed it to chess24, chess.com & chessbase on the same day. I think we were the o...
by Colin McGourty
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boris Spassky
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Boris Spassky

Latest update here, though things aren't exactly crystal clear: http://www.whychess.org/en/node/2864 (incidentally, the following was also published a couple of days before ChessBase published something similar... http://www.whychess.org/en/node/2820 - it's worth bearing in mind the first two interv...
by Colin McGourty
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF loses case
Replies: 207
Views: 18903

Re: ECF loses case

I wouldn't say it was a win for Kirsan, given CAS's comment about FIDE's " awkward disregard for constitutional formalities " and the fact that only a fraction of FIDE's costs were awarded. Agreed. It can be painted as a won court case, but it was won on technicalities (they appealed the wrong thin...
by Colin McGourty
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF loses case
Replies: 207
Views: 18903

Re: ECF loses case

In the event that the appeals were upheld, the ECF and the GCF were asking for a contribution to their costs amounting to at least $195,244.09 but also suggested that a higher amount would be warranted if their total costs exceeded $1 million (section 106, p21)... so the ECF's and the GCF's combine...
by Colin McGourty
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF loses case
Replies: 207
Views: 18903

Re: ECF loses case

Just had a read through it all. The verdicts (one appeal dismissed, one inadmissible) were based on disputed technicalities - who had appointed/approved the VPs and when, and whether that made appeals possible or correct. The only real clue to the "merits" of the case is when compensation is discuss...
by Colin McGourty
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail
Replies: 57
Views: 8061

Re: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail

Dylan Loeb McClain's been writing a chess blog or column for the New York Times for years, so his piece doesn't really fit into the "ChessBase story picked up by the general media" rubric at all.
by Colin McGourty
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail
Replies: 57
Views: 8061

Re: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail

I guess this had all the elements of a perfect "ChessBase story" on women's chess, though if they hadn't helpfully translated "décolletés" as the tabloid-friendly "cleavage" I doubt the Daily Mail would have picked up on it. CB also failed, as usual, to point out that they'd simply taken the inter...
by Colin McGourty
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: FIDE Law Suit
Replies: 121
Views: 15921

Re: FIDE Law Suit

However, I remain puzzled that the issue could have been the talk of the chess world for so many months except, it seems, in England. Can you point to any public forums, websites or blogs where this information may have been disclosed? I don't think it's been on chessbase, chessvibes, chessninja, c...