Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:01 am

Why? After all, chess is embedded into Chelsea's ground.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Brian Towers » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:56 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:31 am
Curious location
Why on earth would the Russian president of the 2018 FIFA World Cup organising committee want to arrange a meeting at one of England's and the world's premier football clubs owned by a fellow Russian?
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by David Gilbert » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:21 pm

Here's the big question (easy for serious Chelsea fans). Can you date the photograph in the right-hand corner of the picture?

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:26 am

Nigel tweeted on 9 Nov:
"A quiet revolution is taking place in FIDE. Roughly one third of the commissions, and almost one third of the commissioners, were axed today. This was a necessary change, but nevertheless quite breathtaking."

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Angus French » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:47 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:26 am
Nigel tweeted on 9 Nov:
"A quiet revolution is taking place in FIDE. Roughly one third of the commissions, and almost one third of the commissioners, were axed today. This was a necessary change, but nevertheless quite breathtaking."
So which commissions and commissioners have gone and why? Can't see any news story on the FIDE website.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:07 am

Angus French wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:26 am
Nigel tweeted on 9 Nov:
"A quiet revolution is taking place in FIDE. Roughly one third of the commissions, and almost one third of the commissioners, were axed today. This was a necessary change, but nevertheless quite breathtaking."
So which commissions and commissioners have gone and why? Can't see any news story on the FIDE website.
Not really official, but here's an update Accounts Are Opening, Life Is Improving on the Presidential Board meeting fall out from Executive Director of the Russian Chess Federation Mark Glukhovsky.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 am

So now we know that Mark Glukhovsky is a Richard Dawkins fan boy (not a bad thing, but not what I had expected to learn).

Does anyone know if Richard Dawkins has more history than this with chess?

The tweet from Nigel Short with Richard Dawkins:

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/sta ... 1679409153

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:26 pm

An official FIDE press release on the Presidential meeting of 8-9 November 2018.

In addition, to that Emil Sutovsky mentioned on FB that "FIDE has opened an access for everyone to check all the rating data on all the players. Now you can trace it back to year 2001, with the detailed description for every rating period." Sure enough going into the rating page on the FIDE site you no longer need to set up a login and can check your data immediately.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 am

There is now a detailed announcement at http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... oard-.html.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:21 am

Congratulations to Nick Faulks, who has been appointed as Chairman of the FIDE Qualification Commission.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by John McKenna » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:33 am

If that means he'll be following a code of silence here from now on I'll always remember his parting words -
NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:41 am
Geoff Chandler wrote:
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Fascist oppressors!
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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:27 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:33 am
If that means he'll be following a code of silence here from now on I'll always remember his parting words -
NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:41 am
Geoff Chandler wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Security XXXXXX me in without a XXXXXX

Fascist oppressors!
Except on confidential matters, Nick didn't feel constrained about commenting when he was QC Secretary. I don't see why his appointment as Chairman should change that.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:28 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 am
There is now a detailed announcement
If there was to be a cull of Commissions, it doesn't seem to have happened.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:57 pm

Other points that may be worthy of mention:

"To allow the FIDE President to sign any documents which financially engage FIDE for any amount of under 50,000 Euros."

"To appoint Arkady Dvorkovich and Emil Sutovsky as new members of the FIDE-World Chess Interface."

"To approve the decision which requires the FIDE President to establish a paid task force for review of all FIDE regulations that would work on a permanent basis to check completeness and consistency of all FIDE docs."

"To create the Global Strategy Commission and to acknowledge the FIDE President’s decision to appoint Mr. Emil Sutovsky as chairman."

"To acknowledge the FIDE President’s decision to appoint Jacob Aagard as chairman of Trainers’ Commission." [I am a big fan of Aagard's chess books]

"To acknowledge the FIDE President’s decision to create the FIDE Management Board that would combine all key members of the Executive. The list of MB members appointed by the President is attached."

"To approve the title recommendations by the following commissions: QC, ARB, CIS, TEC and EVE."

"To settle the CAS case between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and FIDE as soon as possible. " (!!)

"To introduce and execute a non-disclosure agreement for PB members, Executive Directors and other FIDE staff. "

"To maintain the FIDE Office in Moscow in perpetuity while attempting to minimize FIDE expenses."

[Can anyone explain these abbreviations, please (or point to a glossary): ARB, TRG, QC, RC, CIS, TEC, EVE.]

Some of the above decisions may have far-reaching (and as yet unclear) consequences.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:03 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:57 pm
[Can anyone explain these abbreviations, please (or point to a glossary): ARB, TRG, QC, RC, CIS, TEC, EVE.]
The following Commissions respectively: Arbiters, Trainers', Qualification, Rules, Chess in Schools*, Technical, Events

*Now renamed the Chess in Education Commission
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