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by Paolo Casaschi
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 33464

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Roger de Coverly wrote:Presumably Krsan's non-appearance in New York means that he is, in fact, banned from travel to the USA.
Yes, that, or he might be afraid he might not be allowed to leave from the USA once there... endless speculation is possible in all directions...
by Paolo Casaschi
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 33464

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

US Treasury 25.11.2015 press release and designation Thanks but I would not read that info exactly as "the US Treasury have admitted that they have only some press cuttings as evidence". It appears that the accused in such cases has the right to see the evidence against him. Kirsan said at the Baku...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: am I the only person who hates Armageddon Chess?
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: am I the only person who hates Armageddon Chess?

Leave a title vacant?????????????????? You CAN'T be serious, man! On second thought, leaving the title vacant solves the problem at the WC final but it would not set a proper policy for the qualification rounds: if there's no outright winner then you really can't have no challenger. Looking at hist...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: am I the only person who hates Armageddon Chess?
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: am I the only person who hates Armageddon Chess?

What about leaving the title vacant with both players having to join the crowd at the candidates for another shot at the title?
I believe that in boxing for example, it's not unusual for a world title to be vacant.
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 33464

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Mick Norris wrote:US Treasury 25.11.2015 press release and designation
Thanks but I would not read that info exactly as "the US Treasury have admitted that they have only some press cuttings as evidence".
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 33464

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

They are being bold when they refer to Kirsan's ties to the Central bank of Syria without the customary "alleged". He strenuously denies this and the US Treasury have admitted that they have only some press cuttings as evidence. Any link to US Treasury statements confirming this? I would not have t...
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 31118

Re: EU referendum aftermath

It will be very interesting to see who is joining Trump's cabinet. Of all the rumors, I find it particularly interesting who is suggested as Secretary of the Treasury with the president elected by working/middle class folks angry at the effects of globalization. Of all people you'd think that a form...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 15806

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Nick Grey wrote:I think they are hoping that Trump wins.
How does the presidential election have anything to do with the Agon lawsuit???
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 10594

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

If this is true and only a small minority of the ECF members are against subsidizing activities The original quote was delegates rather than members. Every time someone complains about members' representation at council I'm reminded how the system is setup to ensure that the members' view is proper...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 10594

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

The plans came in for criticism from a small minority of delegates who, as far as I can see, do not want to spend money on anything, and are content for the ECF to stand still. If this is true and only a small minority of the ECF members are against subsidizing activities such as proposed by the in...
by Paolo Casaschi
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Predictions
Replies: 43
Views: 2270

Re: World Championship Predictions

My prediction is for a lot of draws and for whoever wins a game first will also win the match by +1, or +2 after a desperado last game.
It could go either way, Magnus objectively favorite but I hope for a Karjakin in his best form.
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 15806

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

I cannot log onto to live sites because Mr I.T. Big Balls at my work deems it not work related. WC games starts at 7PM UK time, so I assume no IT corporate policy issue there, unless you are in the office every day from 7PM till 1AM, but in that case your office hours are a bigger issue than the ac...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 15806

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

What, if any, is the practical difference between their widget and a plain link? A widget is something you can display within your own website. For example, chess24 provides something you could call a widget to this website: http://www.hoogeveenchess.nl/nl/live/matches The actual live games are fro...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF elections 2016
Replies: 224
Views: 18128

Re: ECF elections 2016

I might have missed the information in one of the earlier posts, what has been the decision about the membership fees increase proposal?
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 31118

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Michael Farthing wrote:It must be said that the more you both talk the less convincing you both sound...
Good point. It happened. You can't tell the difference anymore between the fool and the other.
Time to take a break, see you when the pound is disastrously at 0.99 Euros.