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Match Carlsen-Anand in trouble?


  • 12 months ago · Quote · #301

    Ubik42

    Other litle known concessions to Fischer:

    1. The chief arbiter had to be refererred to as "Nurse Ratchet"

    2. Spassky had to pretend to stutter.

    3. In no contracts or written agreements was it permissible to use the letter "M".

    4. Craziest of all, Spassky agrred to not excercise his right to a rematch until 20 years had passed.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #302

    clms_chess

    Ubik42 wrote:

    Other litle known concessions to Fischer:

    1. The chief arbiter had to be refererred to as "Nurse Ratchet"

    2. Spassky had to pretend to stutter.

    3. In no contracts or written agreements was it permissible to use the letter "M".

    4. Craziest of all, Spassky agrred to not excercise his right to a rematch until 20 years had passed.


    Too funny and I'm a fischer fan lol

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #303

    Estragon

    I've never been to India, but my friends who travel extensively say Chennai is the best city in India for a business traveler. 

    The issue isn't about Chennai's suitability, it's about following the long-established process of open bidding and awarding the match to the highest bidder who can meet the conditions.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #304

    konhidras

    I think Howard Wallowitz should be the arbiter

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #305

    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:

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #306

    pingo420

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #307

    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.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #308

    pingo420

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

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #309

    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.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #310

    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.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #311

    fabelhaft

    barndoor101 wrote:

    This all sounds to me like Carlsen throwing a Fischer.

    OK.


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