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Match Carlsen-Anand in trouble?


  • 19 months ago · Quote · #301

    konhidras

    I think Howard Wallowitz should be the arbiter

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #302

    SmyslovFan

    Here's a link to the original story that Wikipedia mentions:

    http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211/PostId/4009535/mou-signed-for-world-championship-in-chennai-200413.aspx

    And here's a copy of the FIDE memorandum that is mentioned:

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #303

    pingo420

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #304

    SmyslovFan

    If allowed, this would actually put Chennai at a distinct disadvantage compared to other cities.

    Chennai, based on promises already made, submitted an open bid to FIDE. Any city can now top that bid. If Chennai wishes to hold the World Championship, they will have to increase their bid, which is unfair. They followed the rules.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #305

    pingo420

    and a new bid is just in place from paris..the game is on Laughing

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #306

    dunce

    alec86 wrote:
    New York would be a better choice or Montreal we have cold weather and so much snow in the winter were buried up to the knees.

    Buried. Up to the knees.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #307

    fabelhaft

    SmyslovFan wrote:

    If allowed, this would actually put Chennai at a distinct disadvantage compared to other cities. Chennai, based on promises already made, submitted an open bid to FIDE. Any city can now top that bid. If Chennai wishes to hold the World Championship, they will have to increase their bid, which is unfair. They followed the rules.

    To begin with, as was stated in FIDE's own press release

    "AICF would be given a first option of three months following the match in Moscow"

    http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211/PostId/4009418/breaking-world-championship-2013-in-chennai-090413.aspx

    Ten months after the Moscow match (seven months too late) came the bid. Nothing in the "rules" say the bid had to be open. FIDE's bidding rules rather say the opposite. So no, Chennai didn't follow any special "rules", they were just given the match the same week Carlsen won the Candidates, when people had started wondering when FIDE would start the bidding process. Paris said they offer more money, and they also have a long history of organizing top events (since before they held Morphy-Anderssen). FIDE might still stick to Chennai and refuse Paris the possibility of having their bid evaluated, but they won't find it easy to get out of this mess without problems.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #308

    fabelhaft

    barndoor101 wrote:

    This all sounds to me like Carlsen throwing a Fischer.

    OK.


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