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|Aug-23-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: <Russian chess federation chief Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said he spoke to the Libyan leader today by phone and he said he was still in Libya, and apparently in the company of his son Mohammad....>|
The (British) Guardian newspaper's live blog of the Libyan rebellion 30 minutes ago.
|Aug-23-11|| ||polarmis: The Guardian have it slightly jumbled. Ilyumzhinov claims he talked to Mohammad and then at some point Mohammad passed Gaddafi the phone.|
|Aug-23-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Not that it improves that bit of news <Polarmis> !|
|Aug-23-11|| ||Domdaniel: From the video of the Kirsan-Gaddafi game, it's possible to see that Gaddafi makes three or four moves in succession with the same piece, probably his Queen. He makes no attempt to develop others. His hand hovers over the board while he looks for a move.|
|Aug-23-11|| ||polarmis: <SimonWebbsTiger>, I know :) It's odd but I was amazed up to this point that all the news websites were talking about the "Libyan endgame" and mentioning that Gaddafi hadn't been seem in public for a couple of months... but generally didn't combine the two by saying the last time he was seen was playing chess. It seems Ilyumzhinov thought the same...|
|Aug-23-11|| ||Domdaniel: He'll surface in Kalmykia.|
|Oct-20-11|| ||jmi: I guess Kirsan has one less friend now.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday FIDE President! Too bad he only has one game in the database.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||MORPHYEUS: That story about Gaddafi being dead is not true at all.|
He's just kidnapped by aliens.
|Jun-15-12|| ||vinidivici: this statement come from Garry Kasparov account in Facebook:|
To clarify the recent news reports, it is true that I think it is essential to do whatever is necessary to remove Kirsan Ilyumzhinov from the International Chess Federation (FIDE). And if that means running for FIDE president myself in 2014, it is possible but not the real priority. What is important is taking FIDE and chess back from Ilyumzhinov, who brings disgrace after disgrace to the sport by meeting with murderous dictators while ignoring the opportunities to bring chess into education systems around the world.
I will post a long article on my thoughts about the future of chess and FIDE after this weekend's 10th anniversary event for the Kasparov Chess Foundation in Bryant Park in New York City. It is from 10am to 2pm on June 16 with a kids tournament and more. If you can attend I will see you there!
Well, well, the once partner now turns out to be an enemy
|Jun-15-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Another great moment in the President's list of achievements:|
|Dec-16-12|| ||Bobby Fiske: BUYING VOTES (HOW KIRSAN RUNS FIDE)
...I was in Istanbul in the General Assembly meeting when Kirsan Ilyumzhinov publicly announced this tournament for delegates only and that he was donating $10,000 in prizes. I suspect that the total prize fund was more because, in view of the large number of delegates, $10,000 would not have been enough to give a reasonable prize to everybody.
...this special tournament took place on November 10, 2000, immediately after the FIDE Commerce Deal had been passed and signed. This may explain why the FIDE Commerce deal passed so overwhelmingly, <with only three opposing votes>. I have a picture on my website of some of the players leaving the General Assembly meetings and going to where the tournament was to be played...
...The players, who all were delegates, were put on a bus and taken to the secret location where the tournament was to be played. The non-players which included me were put on a different bus...
|May-06-13|| ||whiteshark: "Moooar power Scotty!"
"I'm already givin her all she's got, Captain, and she canno give any moar! Unless... unless I cross link the Dilithium Crystals with the power from the Photon Torpedoes!"
"Do it Scotty! Now! That's an order! Cross. your. fingers!"
|Oct-15-13|| ||Check It Out: Here we go again!
Kasparov vs. Ilyumzhinov Round 3
Check It Out scorecard by round:
Round 1: Kasparov breaks from FIDE
Ilyumzhinov 1 - Kasparov 0
Round 2: Kasparov actively supports Karpov's presidential bid:
Ilyumzhinov 1 - Kasparov 0
Kasparov will need to take some powerful Russian vitamins to survive round 3.
Check It Out prediction: PAIN!
|Oct-29-13|| ||GumboGambit: Per recent NYT article:
"Though he never won fame as a player, Mr. Ilyumzhinov’s devotion to chess seems genuine — but so are his eccentricities. He has said that he believes the game was invented by extraterrestrials, and he claims to have been abducted by aliens in yellow spacesuits on the night of Sept. 17, 1997. "
|Nov-07-13|| ||Karpova: Newest feature article:
Edward Winter, <Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Aliens>, 2013: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
|Dec-02-13|| ||Check It Out: QOTD. Hey, don't judge!
<"I was taken from my apartment in Moscow to this spaceship. We went to some star. After that I said "Please bring me back" because the next day I had to go to Kalmykia and then to Ukraine, and they said 'No problem, Kirsan, you have time.'"
--- Kirsan Ilyumzhinov>
|Dec-02-13|| ||waustad: <bobby fiske>One should note that the source of that information is Sam Sloan.|
|Dec-02-13|| ||perfidious: Ah, yes-that fount of truth and honour.|
|Dec-02-13|| ||HeMateMe: Sam Sloan was convicted of attempted kidnapping, and spent 18 months in state prison:|
<On September 5, 1991, Sloan attempted to leave the USA with Shamema and he was arrested. Sloan was convicted of attempted abduction of Shamema, a felony, for which he spent 18 months in state prison.[27>
He seems to be a very bright guy, but unstable. I avoid such people.
|Dec-21-13|| ||HeMateMe: Hey, does this remind you of anyone?
One of the abductees being interviewed said "There are people out there who need help!"
|Dec-21-13|| ||Ron: The recent Anand-Carlsen championship match was probably the most boring chess championship match in history. And that is the result Kirsan wanted. Kirsan wants one tournament of top grandmasters to decide the champion.|
|Dec-21-13|| ||Petrosianic: <The recent Anand-Carlsen championship match was probably the most boring chess championship match in history.>|
You obviously haven't played over very many of them.
|Dec-21-13|| ||Ron: <Petrosianic>
Well, I went through a book on the Short-Kasparov match; I went through a book on every Kasparov-Karpov match except for their first one; I went through Fisher-Spassky; I went through the games of the both Petrosian-Spassky matches (that book did not have chess anaysis though). I followed on line: the Anand-Gelfand match, the Anand-Kramnik match, the Anand-Topalov match.
I went through Alekhine-Capablanca and the Botvinnik-Tal match where Tal won.
I went through the Botvinnik-Bronstein match.
All the above were more interesting to me.
|Jan-21-14|| ||HeMateMe: Hey, this one's going out to YOU, kirsan!
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