View Poll Results: What is your ranking of the three FIDE Presidential candidates?

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  • 1. Dvorkovich 2. Makropolous 3. Short

    1 5.56%
  • 1. Dvorkovich 2. Short 3. Makropoulos

    0 0%
  • 1. Dvorkovich, no second preference

    3 16.67%
  • 1. Makropoulos 2. Dvorkovich 3. Short

    1 5.56%
  • 1. Makropoulos 2. Short 3. Dvorkovich

    0 0%
  • 1. Makropoulos, no second preference

    1 5.56%
  • 1. Short 2. Dvorkovich 3. Makropoulos

    4 22.22%
  • 1. Short 2. Makropoulos 3. Dvorkovich

    3 16.67%
  • 1. Short, no second preference

    5 27.78%
  • Can't support any

    0 0%
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  1. #301
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    The Board felt it was paramount to support a strong ticket with English participation, and it was apparent that Nigel Short’s campaign had gained little traction. ... The Board was of the view that under Mr Makropoulos’ ticket, with Malcolm Pein as Deputy President, FIDE would have a better chance of becoming an independent sports organisation free of political influence.
    I don't quite get the argument here. Doesn't voting for Nigel first and then, if necessary, Makro/Malcolm on the second ballot give at least as much chance of electing a ticket with English participation?

    If the only unsatisfactory outcome is Dvorkovich then is there a scenario where voting for Nigel increases the chance of this? The only one I can think of is that Makro comes third and his supporters then switch to Dvorkovich, which seems inconsistent with the premise that Nigel has gained little traction. In any event it's more likely that Dvorkovich would win on Nigel's "preferences" giving that they are supposedly working together against Makro.

    A more plausible interpretation is that ECF thinks that if Makro wins they will be better served to be seen as enthusiastic standard-bearers. That is, they don't seriously think Makro is any different to Kirsan but, for precisely that reason, would rather not be in his naughty book. A sound pragmatic view but it might look better if they just said it.

    One question that comes to mind is whether ECF would switch to Nigel if the second ballot is Nigel v Makro, or if they considered that scenario.

  2. #302
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    I don't quite get the argument here. Doesn't voting for Nigel first and then, if necessary, Makro/Malcolm on the second ballot give at least as much chance of electing a ticket with English participation?
    It does assuming nobody changes their vote (or preference) between Makropoulos and Dvorkovich on the second ballot, and also assuming that everybody voting on the first round also votes on the second.

    These probably aren't 100% safe assumptions. The voting system is extremely slow, meaning each round of voting goes for hours. No guarantee exactly the same delegates will be present on the second round and vote.

    (Disclaimer: I don't think this is their thinking.)
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 24-09-2018 at 10:54 PM.

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    According to Danailov, one of the members of the Ethics commission....does not read/speak English at all
    https://twitter.com/SilvioDanailov/s...ess-news.ru%2F
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    According to Danailov, one of the members of the Ethics commission....does not read/speak English at all
    https://twitter.com/SilvioDanailov/s...ess-news.ru%2F
    That might be true (I don't know) but I regard Danailov as a completely unreliable source.

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    Malcolm Pein


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    FIDE Ethics Commission throws out @advorkovich and @nigelshortchess spurious complaint against @makro_chess Now onto the real business of the alleged corruption in Serbian Federation

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    Full judgement here: https://www.fide.com/images/stories/...l_measures.pdf

    I was not even aware this counter-complaint existed.

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