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  1. 31 Aug '07 20:51 / 1 edit
    Name-calling, the Danailov accusations and a federation president accused of fraud were on the Ethics Commission deliberations. Short was reprimanded for calling the FIDE vice president a "dunderhead" and thus violating art. 2.2.11 of the FIDE Code of Ethics".

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4083
  2. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    31 Aug '07 21:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by z00t
    Short was reprimanded for calling the FIDE vice president a "dunderhead" and thus violating art. 2.2.11 of the FIDE Code of Ethics".

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4083
    Short: “Fide deputy president Yiorgos Makropoulos and vice-president Zurab Azmaiparashvili spent more time in San Luis at their hotel 16 km away than they did in the tournament hall despite being paid thousands of dollars, plus considerable expenses, to do their job on the Appeal’s Committee. It came as absolutely no surprise to me that these dunderheads would flunk the first crisis that they were presented with i.e. Elista toiletgate. I might add that Azmai is singularly inappropriate for such work having, by his own admission, cheated in winning the 2003 European Championship.”

    FIDE ethics board: “…criticism directed against a public figure…is justified by the right to freedom of expression and of criticism.” “ [But] the use of the word “dunderhead” was a needless insult…in using the word “dunderhead” Mr. Nigel Short exceeded in the expression of his opinions, abusing of the right to criticism and committed a conduct likely to injure or discredit Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili’s reputation, thus violating art. 2.2.11 of the FIDE Code of Ethics.”

  3. 31 Aug '07 22:08 / 1 edit
    If the guy really did cheat why on earth is he allowed to be a member of FIDE never mind hold this position.
  4. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    31 Aug '07 22:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by stevetodd
    If the guy really did cheat why on earth is he allowed to be a member of FIDE never mind hold this position.
    This must be what Short was referring to. If "he actually offered to sign the result as a draw" as according to one of the kibitzers on the FIDE VP's chessgames kibitzing page, and if Malakhov had no protest to the move takeback, then the cheating incident does not seem so bad. True, the move takeback is still against the rules so Short's accusation is not unjustifiable.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1263244
  5. 01 Sep '07 06:57
    I've not read Danailov's opinion of the events after the FIDE ruling. If he does so again Topalov could be banned from chess for a year and fined.

    The English Chess Federation made a formal complaint - see http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/news/fideshort200705.html
  6. 01 Sep '07 10:46
    Originally posted by stevetodd
    If the guy really did cheat why on earth is he allowed to be a member of FIDE never mind hold this position.
    It's really very simple - FIDE simply does whatever it wants to do, with no fear of repercussions. The organization knows that its members won't revolt, so it does as it pleases.
  7. 01 Sep '07 13:06
    Originally posted by stevetodd
    If the guy really did cheat why on earth is he allowed to be a member of FIDE never mind hold this position.
    You don't seem to realise that being a cheat actually improves your standing in FIDE. And if you happen to have been abducted by aliens and sent back to preside over a micky mouse Russian Republic in the middle of nowhere, so much the better! Why the cerebral world of chess puts up with the cheats, frauds, criminals, and murderers who purport to run the game globally has long been beyond me.