Jonathan Rogers wrote: ↑
Wed May 23, 2018 10:58 am
I value the posts of both Chris and Justin and hope that this can be resolved amicably.
On the question whether Nigel is running with Kasparov's encouragement - well, who can seriously doubt it?
Not, incidentally, that I imagine that Nigel would have been Kasparov's first choice. Reflecting on the PCA experience, he would say years later than he had overestimated the support Nigel had from other western grandmasters. As for previous experience of Nigel as President of anything, I am surprised that no one has mentioned that he was President of the Grandmaster's Association in the early 1990s and that its collapse was precipitated by his resignation after just three months in order to set up the PCA (according to Nunn in his second best games collection). So, leading experience in two short lived and defunct organisations seem to be prominent on the CV in terms of political/managerial experience.
Mind you, negative points aside, who on earth should we vote for, indeed? Does Justin have an answer to that?
I'd like to echo the first part of this, and thank Jonathan for reminding us of the next bit
The poll on here is who should the ECF support, and my view is that None of the above is appropriate as none of the 3 candidates is suitable; I think an equally valid view if you do think 1 or more candidate is suitable, is that the ECF shouldn't support anyone publicly, as they will be choosing between Nigel & Malcolm, and a public support of either isn't desirable
The next step is a vote, and as has been said, none of the above won't cut it here, so in that case you go for the least worst candidate; I'd be clear that's not Kirsan, but whether you think Nigel or Makro is a better choice might depend on who their running mates are