I always thought so but then perhaps not!Matt Mackenzie wrote:Campomanes may well have been IM strength at his peak, but did he ever gain the official title?MJMcCready wrote:I think Ilyumzhinov was closer to 2100. There's some talk of that in Hoffman's King's Gambit, which paints an intriguing picture of the current FIDE president. It should be remembered that Campomanes was a strong IM in his day and still managed to play a bit after his inauguration as president. An rx-world champion would make a better president, at least they would have the time to do the job properly and understand the game and needs of the players more acutely.
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Considering the reference to world champions I assumed everyone would immediately understand RJF = Robert James Fischer, while KI as usual stands for Kirsan I...something.PeterTurland wrote:Is this a gambit?Paolo Casaschi wrote:Yes. For example, as much as you think you dislike KI, RJF would have been worse.Reg Clucas wrote:Would any world champion have been worse than the current President?
The Ukrainian chess federation are going to propose to the General Assembly in Tromso that any future FIDE President should be limited to two terms in office. What an excellent suggestion. I assume it's got no chance of being passed therefore.