Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

The very latest International round up of English news.
Roger de Coverly
Posts: 18182
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:05 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Oh that's interesting, but is there any more to that than total speculation?
Here's a paragraph from Malcolm's editorial.
Malcolm Pein (January 2019 Chess) wrote: Well it's all connected with Garry's desire to get the FIDE World Championship to St Louis. For the last two years, I've been saying that the Grand Chess Tour should be integrated with the world championship qualifying cycle and now Garry is also working towards that end.

User avatar
JustinHorton
Posts: 6621
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:06 am
Location: Somewhere you're not

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:37 am

Is that it?
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

lostontime.blogspot.com

Roger de Coverly
Posts: 18182
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:19 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:37 am
Is that it?
As well as the Kremlin, Kasparov was also to blame for his election defeat alongside Makro's unpopularity in Africa, something exploited by the CEO of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa.

User avatar
JustinHorton
Posts: 6621
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:06 am
Location: Somewhere you're not

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:24 pm

I guess I ought to try and see this editorial which isn't on the free pdf (the November one was).
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

lostontime.blogspot.com

Chris Rice
Posts: 2800
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:59 am

Dvorkovich in action on the chess board.

Chris Rice
Posts: 2800
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:33 am

Fair point from Nigel: Congrats to the Iranian stars Sara Khadem (2nd place) and Alireza Firouzja (6th) on their great performances in the King Salman World Rapid Chess Ch. Had the "money above dignity" Makro administration been elected, it is highly unlikely that they could have participated.

User avatar
JustinHorton
Posts: 6621
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:06 am
Location: Somewhere you're not

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:56 am

When they couldn't play last year, wasn't he the first to sign up?
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

lostontime.blogspot.com

Mick Norris
Posts: 7591
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:12 am
Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester
Contact:

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:56 am
When they couldn't play last year, wasn't he the first to sign up?
Interesting reported comment from Dubov

ChesscomNews tweet
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

Roger de Coverly
Posts: 18182
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:16 pm

The list of Commissions and their members.

http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... sions.html

British or ecforum connections.

ARBITERS’ COMMISSION (ARB)

Members:
Alex Macfarlane (SCO)

COMMISSION FOR THE DISABLED (DIS)

none

CHESS IN EDUCATION COMMISSION (EDU)

none

EVENTS COMMISSION (EVE)

Members:
Lara Barnes (ENG)

FAIR PLAY COMMISSION

Members:
Andy Howie (SCO)

GLOBAL STRATEGY COMMISSION

Councilors:
Ali Mortazawi (ENG)

MEDICAL COMMISSION (MED)
none

ONLINE COMMISSION (OLC)

none

SYSTEMS OF PAIRINGS AND PROGRAMS (SPP)

Councilors:
Rupert Jones (PNG)

PLANNING and DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (PDC)

Members:
Sainbayar Tserendorj (MGL)

QUALIFICATION COMMISSION (QC)

Chairman: Nick Faulks (BER)
Secretary: Alex Holowczak (ENG)

Members:
Tom Thorpe (WLS)

RULES COMMISSION (RC)

Members
Shaun Press (PNG)

SOCIAL COMMISSION

none

TRAINERS’ COMMISSION (TRG)

Chairman: Jacob Aagaard (SCO)

COMMISSION FOR WOMEN’S CHESS (WOM)

Members:
Christelle Jager-Hafstad (ENG)

TECHNICAL COMMISSION (TEC)

none

David Robertson
Posts: 2174
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:24 pm
Contact:

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by David Robertson » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:54 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Interesting reported comment from Dubov

ChesscomNews tweet
Dani Dubov :shock: What a hero! I do hope it's a fair translation. My estimation of him just went through the roof!

Chris Rice
Posts: 2800
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:18 am

Dvorkovich has also appointed four Continental assistants, two of which are Kramnik & Anand. Haven't got a clue what their job is though.

Chris Rice
Posts: 2800
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:26 am

David Robertson wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Interesting reported comment from Dubov

ChesscomNews tweet
Dani Dubov :shock: What a hero! I do hope it's a fair translation. My estimation of him just went through the roof!
You can add that he won the rapid three days after his grandfather died.

Mick Norris
Posts: 7591
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:12 am
Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester
Contact:

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:45 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Interesting reported comment from Dubov

ChesscomNews tweet
Dani Dubov :shock: What a hero! I do hope it's a fair translation. My estimation of him just went through the roof!
If this is true VG Report then maybe we should ask him if he wants to come here and play for England
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

Nick Grey
Posts: 1166
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:16 am

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:16 pm

Why would he want to play for England. He could get nobbled with a nerve agent. He will probably not be allowed in.
I doubt whether ECF or clubs will be able to pay him to make it worth his while.
Yes a hero but is not a great career move is it?

NickFaulks
Posts: 5171
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:28 pm

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:38 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:16 pm
PLANNING and DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (PDC)

Members:
Sainbayar Tserendorj (MGL)
Also Rupert Jones ( again ) in a position likely to be closer to his heart than Swiss Pairings.

Post Reply