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

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  • 1. Dvorkovich 2. Makropolous 3. Short

    1 7.14%
  • 1. Dvorkovich 2. Short 3. Makropoulos

    0 0%
  • 1. Dvorkovich, no second preference

    2 14.29%
  • 1. Makropoulos 2. Dvorkovich 3. Short

    0 0%
  • 1. Makropoulos 2. Short 3. Dvorkovich

    0 0%
  • 1. Makropoulos, no second preference

    1 7.14%
  • 1. Short 2. Dvorkovich 3. Makropoulos

    3 21.43%
  • 1. Short 2. Makropoulos 3. Dvorkovich

    2 14.29%
  • 1. Short, no second preference

    5 35.71%
  • Can't support any

    0 0%
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    Another announcement on Chessbase about Makropoulos team https://en.chessbase.com/post/makrop...-forward-motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I think Nigel does have a point
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    Given the appalling state of UK-Russian relations, it is reckless of Malcolm Pein , who runs a well-respected charity, to support a World #Chess Championship in #London, with Kremlin-linked sponsors - including the government-banned Kaspersky - out of naked personal ambition.
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    "naked personal ambition"

    Whose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    "naked personal ambition"

    Whose?
    But that's OK. What is the program of either men? Short has up to 3 months before the Batumi Congress to declare his own ticket - a matter of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    "naked personal ambition"

    Whose?
    Surely Malcolm Pein's that Nigel is referring to, as Malcolm is part of team Makro. Easier to call the teams, team Kirsan, team Makro and Team Short for everyone to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvinator View Post
    Surely Malcolm Pein's that Nigel is referring to, as Malcolm is part of team Makro. Easier to call the teams, team Kirsan, team Makro and Team Short for everyone to understand.
    Quite right. So we are talking of Makro's naked ambition, and Short's naked ambition, as well as Pein's naked ambition. Fine, it's cleansing to call the kettle black. They all stand equal in their commendable ambition whether naked or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    Quite right. So we are talking of Makro's naked ambition, and Short's naked ambition, as well as Pein's naked ambition. Fine, it's cleansing to call the kettle black. They all stand equal in their commendable ambition whether naked or not.
    But you are more naked than me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    Quite right. So we are talking of Makro's naked ambition, and Short's naked ambition, as well as Pein's naked ambition. Fine, it's cleansing to call the kettle black. They all stand equal in their commendable ambition whether naked or not.
    Makro and Short's reason for running seem pretty clear, they want to stop Kirsan from being re-elected for another term. Also it seems that Short believes that a complete cleanout is required to fix a lot of the systemic issues with FIDE.

    Kirsan's reasons for running for re-election seem rather more opaque, other than just pure hubris and to try and show that he can still win enough Federations to win the Presidency, which is possible, especially with how the Fide Presidential voting is conducted in a three way vote, where after the first round, if one candidate does not have more than 50 % of the vote, they go to a second round of voting, but the candidate with the lowest votes from the first round is not eliminated.

    So whoever has the most votes after the second round of voting in the three way contest (First past the post), is elected President, with potentially 35 per cent of the total vote.

    Kirsan's re-election would keep Fide in bank account limbo with Kirsan under US Sanctions and no bank willing to take the Fide accounts.

    I have wondered, since Fide has no bank account, how can they charge Fide fees for tournaments like Fide rated events etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvinator View Post
    I have wondered, since Fide has no bank account, how can they charge Fide fees for tournaments like Fide rated events etc?
    FIDE has a temporary account which they refer to as a bank account and they wrote to Federations a few weeks ago with details of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    FIDE has a temporary account which they refer to as a bank account and they wrote to Federations a few weeks ago with details of it.
    Clearly not an acceptable situation for an organization that wants to be known as ''corruption free'' and reputable.
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    Nigel Short has so far announced Lekan Adeyemi from Nigeria and Paul Spiller from NZ on his ticket.

    The Makropoulos ticket has quickly dumped Aguinaldo Jaime following the airing of massive political corruption accusations against him (unrelated to chess). However the corruption accusations are not new and have been around since at least 2010!

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    Better than nothing ... But I would have preferred Paul Spiller as president ... He could have been the best one since Fridrik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    Better than nothing ... But I would have preferred Paul Spiller as president ... He could have been the best one since Fridrik.
    That reminds me...if Mahattir is back leading Malaysia in his 90s - Fredrick should also be back!
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    Hopefully, at least now - ACF will throw its vote and influence to support Short. So should entire Oceania!
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    Now Arkady Dvorkovich announces he is running for FIDE President with Russian Chess Federation backing:

    http://ruchess.ru/news/all/arkadiy_d...ezidenta_fide/

    The vibe is that this may be to force Kirsan to withdraw, but who knows?

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