"Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President"

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Re: "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President"

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:46 pm

NickFaulks wrote:I see that on the list of active topics, "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President" is followed immediately by "Why did he do so?".
There's another forum I'm on where we devote an entire thread to those sorts of juxtapositions. I think my all-time favourite had to be:

The front of the Daily Mail today was totally reprehensible
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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:03 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:The front of the Daily Mail today was totally reprehensible
Was that today? (The sexist headline trailing the inside feature on...legs)
Or just every day?

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Post by Clive Blackburn » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:05 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote: The front of the Daily Mail today was totally reprehensible
Today's cover is totally reprehensible too!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 53556.html

There again, the Mail has never really been known for it's detailed political analysis! :roll:

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Post by NickFaulks » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:10 pm

The Daily Telegraph has weighed in.

Nothing new until you get to the end, where you find
DT wrote: "Meanwhile, Short's tweets have drawn an angry response from Ilyumzhinov himself.

"Dear Nigel," he wrote. "Thank you for your tweets regarding our coup. We really appreciate it. Gens Una F**king Sumus! We are one f**king family.""
Anyone know anything about this?

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Re: "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President"

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:11 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:The front of the Daily Mail today was totally reprehensible
Was that today? (The sexist headline trailing the inside feature on...legs)
Or just every day?
I can't remember which day it was. I agree that it would apply very well to today.

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Post by Clive Blackburn » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:15 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:The front of the Daily Mail today was totally reprehensible
Was that today? (The sexist headline trailing the inside feature on...legs)
Or just every day?
I can't remember which day it was. I agree that it would apply very well to today.
Yes, it was today's front page (see link below).

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Re: "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President"

Post by Angus French » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:00 pm

NickFaulks wrote:The Daily Telegraph has weighed in.

Nothing new until you get to the end, where you find
DT wrote: "Meanwhile, Short's tweets have drawn an angry response from Ilyumzhinov himself.

"Dear Nigel," he wrote. "Thank you for your tweets regarding our coup. We really appreciate it. Gens Una F**king Sumus! We are one f**king family.""
Anyone know anything about this?
The text is from an apparent letter written on FIDE notepaper and signed by Ilyumzhinov as "ex-FIDE president".

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Re: "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President"

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:34 pm

That looks like a bit of spoof 'fake news' (the swearing fax from KI and NF - why would they sign and send that together?)

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Post by NickFaulks » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:03 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:That looks like a bit of spoof 'fake news' (the swearing fax from KI and NF - why would they sign and send that together?)
Hard to believe the DT, with all of their in-house expertise, would have been fooled by such a simple scam.

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:27 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:That looks like a bit of spoof 'fake news' (the swearing fax from KI and NF - why would they sign and send that together?)
chess24 has what appears to be the original

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ilyumz ... e#comments
Kirsan wrote:I can assure you that the meaning of my words is the following - 'I am ready to leave the position of FIDE President if this is will [sic] be necessary for FIDE'.
The ECF has recent experience with two of the last four Presidents resigning before completion of their term of office. In neither case was a temporary or acting President appointed, rather the post remained vacant until the next scheduled election.

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Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:38 pm

"Hard to believe the DT, with all of their in-house expertise, would have been fooled by such a simple scam."

What in-house expertise? They have sacked all their journalists and just copy stuff they find on websites and publish it under fake bylines.


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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:51 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"Hard to believe the DT, with all of their in-house expertise, would have been fooled by such a simple scam."

What in-house expertise? They have sacked all their journalists and just copy stuff they find on websites and publish it under fake bylines.
I was under the impression this was roughly the point that Nick was making.
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Re: "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President"

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:54 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:A chessbase round up of the story so far.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/power-stru ... hess-world
Includes the optimistic claim that our very own ECF is "influential".
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Re: "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation as FIDE President"

Post by Nigel Short » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:44 pm

To Nick Faulks:

You have supported the Kalmyk crook, Kirsan, through thick and thin all these years. What do you think of your dear chum, Nigel, shafting him now? What has the Executive Director suddenly seen that was not obvious to the rest of the universe (except you) before? Pray enlighten us, please...

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