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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:01 am
by Michael Farthing
Why? After all, chess is embedded into Chelsea's ground.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:56 am
by Brian Towers
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?

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:21 pm
by David Gilbert
Here's the big question (easy for serious Chelsea fans). Can you date the photograph in the right-hand corner of the picture?

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:26 am
by Chris Rice
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."

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:47 pm
by Angus French
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.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:07 am
by Chris Rice
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.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

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

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:26 pm
by Chris Rice
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.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 am
by David Sedgwick
There is now a detailed announcement at http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... oard-.html.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:21 am
by David Sedgwick
Congratulations to Nick Faulks, who has been appointed as Chairman of the FIDE Qualification Commission.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:33 am
by John McKenna
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
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Fascist oppressors!

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:27 pm
by David Sedgwick
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.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:28 pm
by Roger de Coverly
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.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:57 pm
by Christopher Kreuzer
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.

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

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