Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:45 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Any views on this interview by GM Peter Heine Nielsen at lichess?
I had read that; interesting, but would like to hear Nigel's view of it
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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:04 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Any views on this interview by GM Peter Heine Nielsen at lichess?
Nothing of much interest, to be honest. Of course Trainers' titles, like those of Arbiters, are primarily a tax. The idea that Olympiad team captains have to be Trainers is just about defensible, but Heads of Delegation? That is ludicrous.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:38 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:04 pm
Of course Trainers' titles, like those of Arbiters, are primarily a tax.
I won't comment about Trainers, but your remark is quite unjustified in the case of Arbiters.

FIDE would increase its revenue significantly if it allowed everyone who sat the FIDE Arbiters' Examination to pass it.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:04 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:38 pm
I won't comment about Trainers, but your remark is quite unjustified in the case of Arbiters.
I accept that Arbiters have retained their standards. I am still in no doubt that the new rules were introduced primarily for financial reasons. I got this impression from people who emerged, with steam coming from their ears, from the meeting where they were enacted.

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Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:32 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:04 pm
David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:38 pm
I won't comment about Trainers, but your remark is quite unjustified in the case of Arbiters.
I accept that Arbiters have retained their standards. I am still in no doubt that the new rules were introduced primarily for financial reasons. I got this impression from people who emerged, with steam coming from their ears, from the meeting where they were enacted.
If you are talking about the Arbiters Licence Fee Scheme, then what you say is undoubtedly true.

However, that is surely distinct from Arbiter Titles.

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