|Nov-20-10|| ||Domdaniel: As the *acting ambassador* to Earth from the Planet Zaaa'arg, I send fraternal greetings to our old friend Kirsan.|
BTW, we seem to have mislaid an anal probe ...
|Dec-01-10|| ||Archives: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...|
|Dec-01-10|| ||kingfu: Thank you Archives. We need a small injection of reality here. |
There are a huge amount of postings on Kenneth Rogoff espousing the most bizarre political beliefs , ever.
Then we go to LALA land on Kibitzer's Cafe.
Then I find a whole two posts on the page of The FIDE President.
Regardless of the way we determine our "champion", I think The President is doing an outstanding job of promoting Chess and being inclusive for all countries.
|May-27-11|| ||Domdaniel: We have no 'presidents' on Zaaa'arg, which is why we study this curious Earthling institution. We seek only to get to the bottom of it. Oh, and intergalactic harmony, of course.|
The 'anal probe' thing is widely misunderstood. We merely follow the injunction of one of your great Earthish poets, e.e. cummings, who wrote <A politician is an arse upon/ which everything has sat except a man>.
|Jun-11-11|| ||wordfunph: In NIC Magazine 2004/07, Kramnik cited Gadaffi-Ilyumzhinov Tripoli 2004 as the best game he ever saw. Anyone with scoresheet?|
|Jun-11-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @wordfunph
I think Kramnik might have been making an ironic observation. Y'know. There is no scoresheet of their "game"
|Jun-11-11|| ||wordfunph: sarcastic Vlad, thanks mate <SimonWebbs>..|
|Jun-12-11|| ||polarmis: Oddly relevant to the comments above... but Ilyumzhinov met Gaddafi (and his son) in Tripoli today, and played chess with both of them. For possibly a few more details than in the literally tens of thousands of articles that there are going to be in the world media in the next few hours, here's mine :)|
|Jun-13-11|| ||Wood Mover: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/...|
|Jun-13-11|| ||Imposter: putin's probably using him as the go-to man in the vanguard of russian negotiations on the libya issue. The Russians for some reason seem to think that the action in libya extends beyond the mandate for the un resolution calling for the "protection of civilians".|
can't imagine why.
|Jun-14-11|| ||JonathanJ: fide is just a piece of crap|
|Aug-23-11|| ||KKDEREK: Look at that:
|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!"