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Garvinator
22-09-2005, 01:29 PM
Is this the tournament that Gary Lane qualified for by winning the oceania zonal?
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2640

If so, have fun Gary ;)

four four two
22-09-2005, 08:45 PM
FIDE seems obsessed with holding major tournaments in isolated or dodgy areas,but then again they need all the funny money they can get.If they had legitimate sponsors we would be seeing these tournaments in much more reputable areas like Vienna,Paris,Munich,Singapore,Tokyo,etc. Guess we will have to wait for a new FIDE president for that to happen. :wall: :whistle:

Leonid Sandler
22-09-2005, 08:50 PM
There are you real sponsors from not dodgy areas as Paris ,London etc or may be even Melbourne or Sydney.Chess guru there are u?

Denis_Jessop
22-09-2005, 09:45 PM
FIDE seems obsessed with holding major tournaments in isolated or dodgy areas,but then again they need all the funny money they can get.If they had legitimate sponsors we would be seeing these tournaments in much more reputable areas like Vienna,Paris,Munich,Singapore,Tokyo,etc. Guess we will have to wait for a new FIDE president for that to happen. :wall: :whistle:

You may hve to wait for a while for a change as Kirsan has announced his intention to stand again apparently with the backing of the Russian Government.

DJ

four four two
24-09-2005, 11:12 AM
Yeah but Kirsans lifestyle can sometimes lead to a shortened lifespan. :whistle: