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by Chris Rice
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

As you'll recall the ACP did write to FIDE during the tournament with concerns about whether the players should be there at all and wanting to make sure they were looked after. GM Colovic has given a personal view on his site musing on what FIDE are going to do next. The following passage was partic...
by Chris Rice
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Peter Doggers article which is a compilation of views from the players (and Carlsen) all of which we've seen apart from those of Alekseenko who was interviewed by Sport Weekend and said he didn't have any problems with the health and safety measures during the tournament. Specifically he was quoted ...
by Chris Rice
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

FIDE round-up article on the first half of the Candidates. No mention of Radjabov getting back into the cycle or compensation for him but plenty of patting themselves on the back for the great decisions made in the name of chess.
by Chris Rice
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

MVL interview with the Times of India : " I understand those who think the tournament should never have started. Generally, this seemed possible and I thought the tournament could even end. Obviously, conditions were not ideal for anyone. But from a strictly health point of view, there was no more r...
by Chris Rice
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Long interview with Anish Giri discussing the Candidates tournament. Some takeaways: Did you have any doubts about whether or not to take part in the Candidates Tournament? I had no choice. Naturally I want to fight for the World Championship. There were worries about catching the coronavirus in the...
by Chris Rice
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

The Azerbaijan National Team have written an open letter regarding Radjabov. Here's an extract from the letter; "As it is known, the Candidates tournament got started but did not reach the end. FIDE had to stop it because of the growing pandemic in the world. It was the only event on such a high lev...
by Chris Rice
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

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https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/90948917_10157664392564681_2043302795259412480_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=szZSjfvwqVgAX86jgtf&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=2c724af3ff70a70fca6783c05c677287&oe=5EA26660 David Howell "On a lighter note, the previous FIDE administration had a...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Sutovsky also defends FIDE's position starting with an explanation of what happened 20 days ago with Radjabov. Sutovsky was not happy that Radjabov made his objections initially via social media.
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Dvorkovic defends FIDE's position against some pretty blunt questioning from Danny Rensch.
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

So are they all going to be able to get home, will their countries allow them back in? Sutovsky "Nearly all the players and officials left Yekaterinburg. Most of them flew to Moscow early afternoon and already continued from there on. We also secured a direct charter flight to Rotterdam leaving in ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Radjabov reacts to the postponement. He has plenty to say and he wants back in.
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

So are they all going to be able to get home, will their countries allow them back in? Why don't you ask Sutovsky directly ? "Dear friends, you may like or dislike what we are doing - you are welcome to criticize. But two important things: do not base you opinion on the google-translated text. And ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Gormally has suggested the perhaps less disruptive solution of giving Radjabov an automatic place in the 2022 event. That would at least call his bluff. There seems to be a growing clamour for this idea but I agree with David Howell who thinks Radjabov will be a couple of years older and he really ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

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Damning Chess24 report.

Not that I have a vote but if I did I would scrap the tournament results so far and start again with a nine player Candidates to include Radjabov.
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18645

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

After struggling to defend his comments for the last couple of days on keeping the tournament going Sutovsky had the following to say on social media after the announcement to postpone it: "The candidates tournament has been suspended. No, we had to make this difficult decision after the publication...