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 Roger de Coverly » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:17 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Were Scotland planning on voting for Nigel?
Scotland was on the list of those nominating Makro.
https://www.chess.com/news/view/is-pres ... to-be-true

But the ECF nominated Nigel, so it doesn't always indicate voting intent on election day.

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

Post by Angus French » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:35 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Voting underway with Afghanistan. Nations called up one by one, so it could be a while.
Where are they up to now, Alex? Any idea how long it will take before all federations have voted?

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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 1:39 pm

Interesting video clip of the moment Nigel withdrew taken not from the Chess.com live stream but from somebody seated almost directly behind the Makro team.
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 Brian Towers » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:42 pm

Angus French wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Voting underway with Afghanistan. Nations called up one by one, so it could be a while.
Where are they up to now, Alex? Any idea how long it will take before all federations have voted?
They were up to FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) when chess.com stopped their livestream.
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 Alex Holowczak » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:46 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Angus French wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Voting underway with Afghanistan. Nations called up one by one, so it could be a while.
Where are they up to now, Alex? Any idea how long it will take before all federations have voted?
They were up to FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) when chess.com stopped their livestream.
We are up to Malawi.

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

Post by Angus French » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:49 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Brian Towers wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Angus French wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:35 pm

Where are they up to now, Alex? Any idea how long it will take before all federations have voted?
They were up to FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) when chess.com stopped their livestream.
We are up to Malawi.
Thanks both. So that's an hour to get maybe halfway...

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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 1:54 pm

Yes. I will never again complain about ECF voting processes...

Up to Norway.

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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 1:59 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?
Very generous if they were, since he neither thinks they should exist as a federation nor that Scotland exists as a nation
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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 2:19 pm

benedgell wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonder if all the organisations that were supporting Nigel were aware of his intentions?
He admitted the decision was strategic. It was decided, not unanimously, by his team yesterday morning. "We realized we wouldn’t win, and change is the main priority.” (Chess.com)

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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 2:22 pm

We've just had Zimbabwe, which is the last country. We now await the result.

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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 2:23 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?
No but it didn't take the brains of a bishop to work it out

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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 2:33 pm

Gelfer et al were just taking the ballot box out of the assembly. So counting has not yet begun.

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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 3:09 pm

Whenever it takes this long there has to be a sneaking suspicion that one of the tellers has sneaked off to the bookies. Perhaps that's the alternative to sponsorship?
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 Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:12 pm

Recount, apparently:
While the sun is getting weaker in Batumi, the votes are still being (recounted). It should be done soon now.
Not sure if that is a formal recount (because it was close), or just a normal routine recounting check.
Presumably the (remaining) candidates are told first who won, and then the Assembly.

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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 3:12 pm

Makro 78 Dvorkovich 103

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