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by Nigel Short
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 7783

Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Da.
by Nigel Short
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 7783

Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

It is a 6 game match.
by Nigel Short
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 7783

Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

I think the article has been edited now, after my complaint :)
by Nigel Short
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE women world championship 2-17
Replies: 26
Views: 3120

Re: FIDE women world championship 2-17

Nice article by a couple of female Iranian GMs. The underlying message to the other women players is don't boycott the event, they can defeat the Iranian authorities using.. um.. some form of girl power I think. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/13/chess-championship-boycott-irania...
by Nigel Short
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England Olympiad teams announcement
Replies: 110
Views: 10639

Re: England Olympiad teams announcement

We now have our visas, using the photos they rejected en masse for inexplicable reasons. Bully for you, I haven't got mine. I must say that the rewards for being a Kirsan stooge are looking a little disappointing at the moment. Yes, you really ought to give up on it. Incidentally, rumour has it tha...
by Nigel Short
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England Olympiad teams announcement
Replies: 110
Views: 10639

Re: England Olympiad teams announcement

We now have our visas, using the photos they rejected en masse for inexplicable reasons.
by Nigel Short
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: England Olympiad teams announcement
Replies: 110
Views: 10639

Re: England Olympiad teams announcement

Still no sign of the remaining 8 English visas...
by Nigel Short
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England Olympiad teams announcement
Replies: 110
Views: 10639

Re: England Olympiad teams announcement

With less than a fortnight to go before the Olympiad, the England delegation has 5/13 visas.
by Nigel Short
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation
Replies: 56
Views: 6095

Re: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation

Nick, there were, in fact, dozens of delegates fooled by Kirsan's phoney offer. I heard several of them discussing it, with admiration, in the bus going back to the hotel. Not Makropoulos, of course, who correctly described it as "bull**it" and the contemptible cynics like yourself who had already d...
by Nigel Short
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation
Replies: 56
Views: 6095

Re: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation

And the delusional Kirsan Ilyumzhinov deserves to be taken seriously, does he? How pathetic. If you knew the first thing about Rex Sinquefield and the incredible support that the richest man in the State of Missouri gives to the game of chess, you would know that he honours his promises.
by Nigel Short
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation
Replies: 56
Views: 6095

Re: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation

NickFaulks wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:Probably because nobody in the entire world believed either promise.
That does seem to have been the general view.
That's because you are so bitter and cynical you can't see something genuine when it stares you in the face...
by Nigel Short
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation
Replies: 56
Views: 6095

Re: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation

JustinHorton wrote:Probably because nobody in the entire world believed either promise.
Rubbish. And wrong. As usual...
by Nigel Short
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation
Replies: 56
Views: 6095

Re: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation

Why not ask Kirsan to pay the $20 million he promised? Bermuda turned down $10 million of hard cash from Rex Sinquefield in favour of the Deluded Kalmuck's pie-in-the-sky. How about that for gross irresponsibility?
by Nigel Short
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation
Replies: 56
Views: 6095

Re: 87th FIDE Congress; FIDE's financial situation

Itwebia Chess OU, based in Estonia, appears to be George Mastrokoukos - the lackey of Yiorgos Makropoulos. Over 30,000 euros of unbudgeted expenditure there. How convenient.
by Nigel Short
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Bandar Anzali, Iran
Replies: 41
Views: 6419

Re: Bandar Anzali, Iran

It should be noted that Iran has just won the World Under 16 Youth Olympiad, crushing Russia along the way. Three of the team, including their superstar, Parham Maghsoodloo, went straight from Anzali to Slovakia.