Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

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Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Poll ended at Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:05 am

Arkady Dvorkovich
5
11%
Georgios Makropoulos
9
20%
Nigel Short
22
48%
None of the Above
10
22%
 
Total votes: 46

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by Andy Howie » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:23 pm

Called it to Alex H :)

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:26 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:50 am
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:25 am
Do you mean the voting is taking place and you are trying to read the body language of the scrutineers?
How is the voting taking place? Is it a card vote?
There was a vote to choose scrutineers, Even though they really are believed to be fair, it may be significant that a Dvorkovich supporter got over 100 votes. A conspicuous Makro supporter got only 60 something.

It is a secret ballot.
ECF (and Malcolm) on the losing side, then?
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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:28 pm

Well, either ECF or USCF had to spoil their record of backing losers.

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by Andy Howie » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:35 pm

I'm beginning to wonder if Makro is deliberately throwing this way

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:38 pm

Well Nigel is
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"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:41 pm

Andy Howie wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:35 pm
I'm beginning to wonder if Makro is deliberately throwing this way
If this is the end, he didn't leave on a high note.

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:44 pm

Pity. I wanted to see how many votes Nigel would have got on the first ballot.

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by David Robertson » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:47 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Pity. I wanted to see how many votes Nigel would have got on the first ballot.
About 30 (poss 35)

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 pm

Voting underway with Afghanistan. Nations called up one by one, so it could be a while.

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Pity. I wanted to see how many votes Nigel would have got on the first ballot.
Instead of one hand washing the other it'd have been one hand counting on the other
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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by benedgell » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Wonder if all the organisations that were supporting Nigel were aware of his intentions?

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by Brian Towers » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:59 pm

benedgell wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonder if all the organisations that were supporting Nigel were aware of his intentions?
Upthread Andy Howie suggested he knew in advance. Were Scotland planning on voting for Nigel?
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by Roger Lancaster » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:02 pm

benedgell wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonder if all the organisations that were supporting Nigel were aware of his intentions?
I think they would have had to be naïve not to view this as, at least, a possibility. It seems to me (and, I'm sure, to others) obvious that Nigel realised he couldn't win and so, perfectly sensibly, has done his best to ensure that the least desirable (in his view) candidate doesn't.

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by benedgell » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:04 pm

Didn't USA support Nigel originally?

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Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:13 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:59 pm
benedgell wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonder if all the organisations that were supporting Nigel were aware of his intentions?
Upthread Andy Howie suggested he knew in advance. Were Scotland planning on voting for Nigel?
It was fairly predictable, perhaps moreso after the result of the scrutineers election when it became clear Dvorkovich was going to prevail.

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