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by Chris Rice
Sun May 20, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 112
Views: 5975

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

FIDE about to be infiltrated by MI6? Interesting board number for Short. Nigel Short
by Chris Rice
Thu May 17, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 112
Views: 5975

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Africa Chess Media interview with Nigel Short. Highlights: What would you say to people who are concerned that you might lack the necessary business experience? Nigel Short: It’s quite true that I have never discussed business deals with genocidal dictators. However, I have never had the slightest d...
by Chris Rice
Tue May 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3243

Re: Women's World Championship

Whoa! Tan really going for it today... Another ...g5 disaster? [Event "2018 World Ch match"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.05.15"] [Round "?"] [White "Ju"] [Black "Tan"] [Result "*"] [ECO "D30"] [PlyCount "12"] [SourceDate "2018.05.15"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.05.15"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c6 4. Bg5 f6...
by Chris Rice
Mon May 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 112
Views: 5975

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Peter Doggers article on latest developments. "Questions remain, such as whether the two trust companies in Switzerland and Hong Kong are reliable, and whether the recent actions of FIDE officials have followed the correct procedures. A more general question is whether FIDE could have avoided the lo...
by Chris Rice
Sun May 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 112
Views: 5975

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

In a letter dated 12 May 2018 the FIDE Treasurer gives more information on where FIDE's money is now being housed and continues to snipe at Nigel Short and invites him to come to Athens to look at the relevant documents. One thing that concerns me is where the Treasurer responds to Nigel's KYC comme...
by Chris Rice
Sat May 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3243

Re: Women's World Championship

Ju's turn to play weakly in the opening but that was a very nicely played queen ending from Tan winning on move 125(!)
by Chris Rice
Fri May 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 112
Views: 5975

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Am I really alone in seeing Short's stated support for changing the stalemate rule as an important obstacle to supporting his candidacy? I don't really understand this point. Are you saying that Short's expression of this view, rather like Kirsan's claim to have been abducted by aliens, demonstrate...
by Chris Rice
Fri May 11, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 112
Views: 5975

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Despite Justin's admirable campaign, opinions expressed on this poll are so far running 19-2 for Nigel against Malcolm. The weaknesses of such polls do not need to be rehearsed here but nonetheless, it this is even remotely reflective of a general feeling among ECF members, it is hard to see how th...
by Chris Rice
Thu May 10, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 112
Views: 5975

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Very much applaud Nigel Short's response to the FIDE Treasurer's letter of May 9, 2018.
by Chris Rice
Tue May 08, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 112
Views: 5975

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Nigel confirms to Chess.com that he's running. He wants to get back to an Euwe/Olafsson type of Presidency where its not all about the money. Of course he will need the support of his own Federation but this may not necessarily be straightforward: "One issue is that Short will be seeking the endorse...
by Chris Rice
Sat May 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3243

Re: Women's World Championship

Chess.com report on games 1 & 2 Game 3 tomorrow Ian Rogers "Weird press conference after Ju Wenjun's win over Tan Zhongyi in the second game of the Women's World Chess Championship in Shanghai. Ju looked seriously depressed at having beaten her friend, while Tan was able to smile and even laugh."
by Chris Rice
Fri May 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2317
Views: 250095

Re: Media comments on chess

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Harry Lamb stood in Breightmet, Bolton

BATES Richard Lib Dem 61
BOLTON Dan Green 138
LAMB Harry UKIP 242
PLATT Francesca Lab 1278
WARREN Adele Con 1549
Spoiled votes 2 Turnout 34.38%
Richard Bates?
by Chris Rice
Fri May 04, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3243

Re: Women's World Championship

Game 2 Tan, Zhongyi 0-1 Ju, Wenjun

Given the amount of time White has had to prepare it appears Tan's opening play was remarkably weak.
by Chris Rice
Fri May 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3243

Re: Women's World Championship

Report from Chess24 on yesterday's game. "You would be forgiven for not having realised a World Championship match was about to take place, since the pre-publicity for the chess world’s showcase women’s event amounted to almost nothing - even an official website appeared only on the day of yesterda...