Originally posted by Marinkatombthis'll learn you for calling Kirsan Ilyumzhinov a nut bag!
Kasparov runs for FIDE president, but this time he has the backing of an Oil Shake (Sheikh Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Hamed) with unlimited funds! For those who haven't paid attention to previous elections, it has been widely 'suspected' that reining president, Kirsan Ilyumz ...[text shortened]... nut bag I would be happy to see the back of him. But Kasparov as his replacement? Not so sure..
Originally posted by e4chrisI don't doubt that he would be better than Ilyumzhinov, but he has spent his entire life as the rouge outsider. The man has had bitter feuds with more people than i care to remember. Chess needs a person who can bring Unity and common purpose. Electing Kasparov is like electing Mike Tyson to run Boxing.
It seems logical to let a world champion run FIDE. Kasparov wanted to run Russia at one point so FIDE? I think yes
Originally posted by e4chrisI have that pic as my desktop background, also.
this'll learn you for calling Kirsan Ilyumzhinov a nut bag!
Originally posted by 64squaresofpainDon't get me wrong, i like the guy. But is he the best person to represent the interests of players like Kramnik or Topalov? Kasparov has had criticism for pretty much every top player over the last 20 years, the man really is incapable of being impartial.
I have that pic as my desktop background, also.
Recently had to give my laptop in for repairs... I hope it gives them a laugh for when they open windows up 😀
On topic... I like Kasparov, combative though he is, there is one thing for certain and that is he would do a good job,
not for his own gain but for the sheer love of chess that he has.
I think many chess players, from all levels, will be happy to see the retired King at the helm.
Originally posted by USArmyParatrooperMy preference would be Andrew Paulson, who heads Agon which sponsored the Candidates tournament. I would prefer him as he is a business man and has a proven track record in media and promotion. I think the Candidates tournament was a glimpse of what chess could be. I am actually quite surprised that he didn't run tbh..
I like Kasparov. He's a very eloquent and intelligent speaker, even though English is his second language.
Plus, he was a pretty good chess player.
Originally posted by MarinkatombI think those players would be happy about Kasparov being elected,
Don't get me wrong, i like the guy. But is he the best person to represent the interests of players like Kramnik or Topalov? Kasparov has had criticism for pretty much every top player over the last 20 years, the man really is incapable of being impartial.
That said, his profile would no doubt do the game plenty of good. He is still news worthy and c ...[text shortened]... ausing a rift and bringing the game bad press. Chess needs a Diplomatic figure head, not a Tsar.
Originally posted by 64squaresofpainHaha, a tournament would be slightly one sided with Kasparov involved. 😀
I think those players would be happy about Kasparov being elected,
particularly Vlad, as he studied chess in the same school as him,
and also Kramnik's selection to be part of the Russian olympiad (1992 i think?) was mostly backed up by garry 🙂
Besides, it might make chess more popular, as his return may raise interest from outside i.e. perhaps ...[text shortened]... a huge plus 🙂
Maybe there should be a tournament for the position? lol, place your bets now!