Chris Rice wrote:
In which case there would appear to be a clear violation of the FIDE Code of Ethics on the part of whoever submitted the results if someone wanted to lodge a complaint. https://www.fide.com/component/handbook ... w=category
In addition, there also needs to be an explanation as to why the responsible ratings people at FIDE having been aware of the problem did not correct or reject the rating results in this instance because by omission they also appear to be in violation of 3.1 of the FIDE Code of Ethics as 1.4 says the Code is applicable to them too.
Loek van Wely "The Hoogeveen chess tournament would like to clarify a few things regarding the 6th match game between Nigel Short and Yifan Hou.
On the eve of game 6, it was brought to my attention the existence of rule 6.5 and Nigel insisted that this rule would be enforced.
“Rules are rules”is a common saying, however we don’t agree. Enforcing this rule would mean violating the spirit of the game, something which is much more important than blindly following the rules.
First of all , it had always been the idea to have 6 rated games, because rated these days means a guarantee to have a serious game
Secondly, it would be wrong to think the match is over when the winner is known. This match is an exhibition match, and like a training match, will last the full amount of games.
Thirdly, conditions in a match are supposed to be equal, or at least as close as it could be. Enforcing this rule would seriously harm Yifan’s interests.
And last but not least, I would like to point out that Nigel is very keen in using rules when they are favoring him, but when they are stupid, bad and especially working against him, he believes common sense should prevail. A while ago,when his first round opponent didn’t show up in the open of Isle of Man, he got re-paired. Obviously the organizers wanted to see him play for his money, but unfortunately this was against the rules, Nigel held his ground and left ( with his fee). On a more recent occasion, in the Baku chess olympiad, Nigel was subject of a search, was not too pleased with
It, did not consent, should have been forfeited if rules were rules, but instead made a scandal out of it ( and got away with it)
On another note, we were surprised to see a player with such a reputation, desperately trying to avoid playing a rated game with black against Yifan Hou, in a match which he was dominating, just trying to save a few elo points?
In the future I would like to suggest Nigel to try harder in his last round games, just in case, or only to play unrated events if this is too hard for him to handle.
We ( the arbiters and I ) think the last game should be rated to do just"
Loek van Wely, tournament director Hoogeveen