View Poll Results: Who will win the 2020 Candidates Tournament?

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  • Teimour Radjabov - WITHDRAWN

    0 0%
  • Ding Liren

    6 25.00%
  • Anish Giri

    1 4.17%
  • Alexander Grischuk

    1 4.17%
  • Kirill Alekseenko

    0 0%
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi

    1 4.17%
  • Wang Hao

    0 0%
  • Fabiano Caruana

    12 50.00%
  • Other (late substitute)

    1 4.17%
  • No winner, event cancelled

    2 8.33%
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    Even if Dvorkovich wanted to restart the tournament now, the players have either returned home, or are on their way home. As soon as they arrive home, they will have to start the 14 days of self-isolation, so they can not just return back to the Russia. They would be stopped at immigration and turned back as it would be clear they have not served the 14 days self-isolation.

    And still further more, the Russia air flight ban is still in effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee View Post
    With regard to who I was referring to by ******** *****, let's just say he's not a member of the Toolbox (at least not that we know!)
    as long as his party membership is up to date fine with me!
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    Dvorkovich on restarting:

    "The second half will be played when the situation will normalise. Hopefully it will not be later than September, to have sufficient time for the [winner] to prepare for the World Championship match. If it can be earlier it will be even better. I think we will have it in the same location but if our key partner Simaland will be flexible we can also do it somewhere else, but the baseline scenario is to have it in Yekaterinburg."

    https://chess24.com/en/read/news/car...the-candidates

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    Not without me says Teimour Radjabov (right on the picture) and plans to take FIDE to court!
    Does he have a case?

    radja.jpg

    Linked please find latest and interview …

    https://www.chess.com/news/view/teim...ndidates-chess
    Last edited by ER; 28-03-2020 at 10:51 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee View Post
    Hi Michael, just curious about this comment. Who do you think told Dvorkovich to go ahead and complete the tournament?
    I'm not being critical or attacking you in any way, just curious, (and also after a bit of scuttlebut for tomorrow morning's radio show...)
    Also, I won't quote your name personally.
    "One unconfirmed source indicates that the FIDE president was instructed by ******* ***** to continue with the tournament"!
    The Russian authorities of course. In Russia, everyone is a muppet of the regime. Dvorkovich is actually a normal (very smart) sensible person. It is just that given the current political climate in Russia, you can not allow Russians to lead international organisations if you want to be sure that there will be no politics involved behind the scenes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    Not without me says Teimour Radjabov (right on the picture) and plans to take FIDE to court!
    Does he have a case?

    radja.jpg

    Linked please find latest and interview …

    https://www.chess.com/news/view/teim...ndidates-chess
    The core problem is...when he protested - others did not support him...including players from Holland and USA (countries where they have little pressure from national federations to play/not to play). When Maxime got offered a place in the Candidates..he accepted. It is understandable..they want to fight for the crown ...but would it happen in other sports? Would Federer or Nadal play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    Not without me says Teimour Radjabov (right on the picture) and plans to take FIDE to court!
    Does he have a case?
    The difficulty is that even if you think he suffered an injustice, the only way to deal him back in is to restart the tournament which would be a greater injustice to other players.

    Legally, well who can say? But it's not obvious on what grounds. FIDE can choose to start a tournament, and at the time they did so many other things, sporting and otherwise, were proceeding. They can set deadlines to sign contracts. They can decide to suspend a tournament, and the cause was not the risk of infection but the logistics of players getting home.

    One scenario floated in the interview is Radjabov getting the wild card in 2022, which sounds like as good a method as any of allocating the wild card on the way to transitioning to a better system. So it's possible to imagine that being the eventual compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    ... Radjabov getting the wild card in 2022, which sounds like as good a method as any of allocating the wild card on the way to transitioning to a better system. So it's possible to imagine that being the eventual compromise.
    Most logical and fairest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    The core problem is...when he protested - others did not support him …
    Well he did it on time and didn't blow the whole tournament up if he withdrew at the last moment!

    . When Maxime got offered a place in the Candidates..he accepted. It is understandable..they want to fight for the crown
    he jumped on the opportunity and none can blame him!


    ...but would it happen in other sports? Would Federer or Nadal play?
    no way they have both made their position very clear. I think Nadal has initiated a campaign a fund for covid-19 affected people!
    Yea he's a part of the initiative

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    Last edited by ER; 28-03-2020 at 05:08 PM.
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