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Open Letter to FIDE from the Chess Federation of Canada regarding Anton Kovalyov at World Cup

  • #21

    Actually there is an entirely different and sinister element to this, a bigoted and possibly racist one on the part of the FIDE arbiter. 

     

    I wanted to wait a little till I calm down, but I'm tired of seeing lies everywhere. So here's what happened:

    The issue were not the shorts but how I was treated. I came to the game and was approached by the arbiter asking me to change (first time). I told him that I don't have pants with me, and then I noticed that I was playing black instead of white, which came as a surprise for me and asked him to check that. He and the other arbiters checked and confirmed to me that I'm playing with black, we talked a little and everything was fine. Then came Zurab, he was very agressive, yelling at me and using the racial slur "gypsy" to insult me, apart from mentioning several times that I will be punished by FIDE. I told him that I had asked before at the previous world cup if what I was wearing was OK and I was told by somebody from the organization that yes. Zurab, in a prepotent way, said he doesn't care, he's the organizer now. At this point I was really angry but tried not to do anything stupid, and asked him why he was so rude to me, and he said because I'm a gypsy.

    So imagine this, the round is about to start, I'm being bullied by the organizer of the tournament, being assured that I will be punished by FIDE, yelled at and racially insulted. What would you do in my situation? I think many people would have punched this person in the face or at least insulted him. I decided to leave.

    Worth pointing out, I didn't take any pants with me because I gained some weight and they were to tight. If the organization of the tournament would have warned me sooner I would have taken a cab to the mall and bought pants, without any problems whatsoever, but instead I was treated like garbage. I was too stressed out by the way I was treated and the threats of being punished by FIDE no matter what I do, so I choose to leave before I do anything stupid.

    Another point worth pointing out, Zurab never asked me to go and change, the conversation consisted of threats, insults, and agressive behavior from Zurab. He was clearly provoking me.

    I will not appeal anything. I am disgusted by this type of people. I don't want the money. I'm coming back home.

     

     

    Anton Kovalyov
  • #22

    Shorts or pants, that is not the point. The point is insulting a player. In no sport I know a referee or anyone is allowed to do that.

  • #23

    Agreed its very poor arbitration.  

  • #24

    *slowclap* Awesome job contradicting yourself. This is just pathetic, disagreeing just because. I'm out.

  • #25
    Khallyx wrote:

    *slowclap* Awesome job contradicting yourself. This is just pathetic, disagreeing just because. I'm out.

    um that doesn't make any sense at least not in English but you will be forgiven for perhaps English is not your first language.  Either way there are two issues, one of appropriate attire and FIDE rules governing attire and one of abuse at the hands of an arbiter.  Why you should make the mistake of assuming that both are somehow mutually exclusive and a contradiction has taken place is perhaps a testimony to your rather poor grasp of logic.  The player knew that his attire was borderline, this is one issue.  The arbitrator abused the player, that is another issue although related.  Furthermore it appears to have been motivated by something other than the players attire.  There is NO contradiction in criticising both player and arbiter and its ludicrous to assume that there is.

  • #26

    About the insulting behavior from the staffmember.  Maybe its a cultural thing where he lives to be abusive when critisising  what they think is violation of the reglement?                

  • #27

    ..going with short pants in a championship event it is a strange behavior! it is not an erotic one not a criminal one either...to FIDE Olympic games!

  • #28
    robbie_1969 wrote:
    Khallyx wrote:

    *slowclap* Awesome job contradicting yourself. This is just pathetic, disagreeing just because. I'm out.

    um that doesn't make any sense at least not in English but you will be forgiven for perhaps English is not your first language.  Either way there are two issues, one of appropriate attire and FIDE rules governing attire and one of abuse at the hands of an arbiter.  Why you should make the mistake of assuming that both are somehow mutually exclusive and a contradiction has taken place is perhaps a testimony to your rather poor grasp of logic.  The player knew that his attire was borderline, this is one issue.  The arbitrator abused the player, that is another issue although related.  Furthermore it appears to have been motivated by something other than the players attire.  There is NO contradiction in criticising both player and arbiter and its ludicrous to assume that there is.

    Troll confirmed. No one is this delusional.

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