FIDE internal fighting

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Roger de Coverly
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Re: FIDE internal fighting

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:43 am

FIDE insiders continue the fight.

http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... -2018.html

Most of the newspaper reports of the Treasurer's letter stated that FIDE's bank account had been frozen. That's jumping the gun a bit as the closure now seems scheduled for April 30th.

Nigel is unimpressed.

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/sta ... gr%5Etweet

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Re: FIDE internal fighting

Post by Paul McKeown » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:13 pm

FIDE is imminently threatened with the loss of all its banking facilities, due to the dubious friends that FIDE's President has made and continues to make. Call me ridiculously old-fashioned and idealistic, but is this not the type of situation in which a President for Life apologises for his mistakes, resigns with good grace (and any well laundered brown envelopes) and disappears from public view, leaving behind a loyal place-man to take his former position?

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Re: FIDE internal fighting

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:24 pm

Paul McKeown wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:13 pm
resigns with good grace (and any well laundered brown envelopes) and disappears from public view, leaving behind a loyal place-man to take his former position?
The loyal place-man bit is in place, finding "resigns" on the other hand isn't.

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Re: FIDE internal fighting

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:34 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:43 am

Nigel is unimpressed.

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/sta ... gr%5Etweet
He was even more unimpressed by his loss on time to an 11-year-old after he (Nigel) forgot to press his clock...

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/sta ... 6290144258

(Bangkok Open 2018, Nigel currently on 3.5/5)

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Re: FIDE internal fighting

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:16 pm

comment moved to new thread re pressing clock.
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Re: FIDE internal fighting

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Strictly, do the Laws even permit you to do so?
I've started a new thread. I don't think the Laws prevent you from moving although with increments you still want the clock to be pressed.

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Re: FIDE internal fighting

Post by Michael Farthing » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:43 pm

I believe it is a fundamental principle that if your opponent moves before you have pressed your clock you are still entitled to do so and your opponent must then press back. It ensures that after each move there is aways an opportunity for the flag to fall.


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