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by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8742

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

It's not the first time an ECF Board has made a FIDE call not widely supported. The decision to act as a front for Kasparov in attempting to waste Kirsan's/FIDE's money on legal fees being one. However this is a poor comparison since in the earlier instance it could neither have been supported nor ...
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2520

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

No, that's you being unable to distinguish personal criticism from personal dislike, Roger.
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2520

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

Michael Farthing wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Obviously. My point was that we know which Board members are (strongly) associated with CSC.
Mmmm. My point is that while we may do collectively, individually I don't know that we do.
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2520

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

I cannot say I'm impressed by the continued level of hatred directed towards the new FIDE President and his associates. . This is projection. As long as I've been on this forum Roger has been describing people who disagree with his preferred FIDE candidates as "haters". "Kasparov-haters" used to be...
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2520

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

Michael Farthing wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:48 pm
The connection of those associated with CSC is well known and not secret.
I would be surprised if everybody in the ECF knew who was and was not associated with CSC.
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8742

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

"I have never been prouder than of the stance he has taken against corruption. Shame on the English Chess Federation” Maybe Short père should acquaint himself with the record of the government in which Dvorkovich served when it comes to corruption . He will play Isle of Man next It'll be a new era ...
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels

Nick Grey wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:39 pm
I doubt the dialogue is in the book
It appears in.a passage linked to in this thread. So do the chapter headings...
Nick Grey wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:39 pm
The chapter headings contain quotes from the rules of chess.
...which are not quotes from the rules of chess.
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8742

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

And indeed anybody unhappy with the use of the word 'gypsy" as an insult.
Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:41 pm
When he was first nominated as President there were some questions about his political views
Also his views on women, not that that's ever been an impediment where English chess is concerned.
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Kasparov and the election
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Kasparov and the election

(note that Essoh is his first name and Essis his surname) Yeah I wondered about that but I found it rendered different ways in different sources! Come to that, anyone know if it's actually Urošević? Malcolm Pein is also involved with the Kasparov Chess Foundation and a member of the GCT Advisory Bo...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1235

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

My recommendation would be to employ the edit function rather than the quote function
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:56 pm

Still not found the book Len Deighton got his chess quotes from in 'Funeral in Berlin'. I have not stopped looking.
That's a shame, it's a real mystery and it'll be of genuine interest if it ever gets solved.
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Kasparov and the election
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Kasparov and the election

There may be some Kasparov hangers on that wanted revenge by electing Dvorkovich but I don't think Kasparov will have any interest at all That's one interpretation, but it's not so easily squared with the two phenomena of (a) Kasparov banging on about Putin all day every day ; and yet (b) Kasparov'...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8742

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

. Those rushing to criticise Malcolm Pein in the wake of the FIDE elections seem to have forgotten his unparalleled track record in bringing sponsorship and investment into English chess. I see you're doing "seem" again. (I guess we could go through "why bringing money into a sport doesn't and shou...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Kasparov and the election
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Kasparov and the election

. I never got the impression that Kasparov was that interested in the Presidential election, I think he was done and dusted with FIDE the moment Kirsan came up with his $20 million speech. There's no reason to believe that speech changed anything or has anything to do with anything, is there? . A c...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8742

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

On any definition of "independence" there should be no beneficial connection between the parties. By any definition, Jon Melsom is independent of Malcolm Pein. That is unless he's been moonlighting as a CSC tutor. Someone who runs conferences for Malcolm and in the past has been a named official of...