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    FIDE postpones Womens WC knockout

    I don't consider this thing a legitimate Women's World Championships format anyway, but for those interested:

    FIDE announces that the Women's World Championship 2014, originally scheduled for this October, will be postponed for a few months. Exact dates will be announced soon when FIDE finalizes all organising details with potential sponsors interested to hold this event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I don't consider this thing a legitimate Women's World Championships format anyway, but for those interested:
    And they are so pushy for Carlsen to sign the contract to play world championship match at the venue he never selected by a tight deadline - typical double standard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    And they are so pushy for Carlsen to sign the contract to play world championship match at the venue he never selected by a tight deadline - typical double standard!
    Just for the analogy, Susan Polgar (yes another Polgar ) has made a similar point as well. When the open world championship was played under the knockout system, almost everyone jumped up and down saying it was not a fair system to decide a world champion.

    Susan's regular point is, where are all the protests for why if it is not acceptable for the open championship, why is it acceptable for the womens world championship? Surely the same, or very similar, qualifying criteria should be used for both cycles?

    It is a very difficult point to argue against, isn't it?

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    Could be worse - the alternative venue considered was in Chechnia
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Could be worse - the alternative venue considered was in Chechnia
    The open version in 2004 was held in Libya

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    ...Chechnia
    Are you trying to say Che...'China'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzureBlue View Post
    Are you trying to say Che...'China'?
    I wish...Chechen republic is in Russia...and its not the safest region to be in...
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