Who do you support in the FIDE presidential election?

Yo-thats-fresh

Kirsan.

macer75
HolographWars wrote:
macer75 wrote:
president_max wrote:

Carlsen would have been good too.  He is also interested in what more you want him to do, as evidenced in his conversation with Maurice.  The humble spirit of self improvement.

But if Carlsen were to become FIDE president, wouldn't Hikaru leave FIDE, create his own chess organization, and claim for himself the title of World Champion, according to that organization. He would also no doubt refuse to play a championship match against Carlsen to reunify the title, for obvious reasons. So we could be looking at a repeat of the split champions situation if Carlsen were to win, which I don't think most people want to see.

That actually happened once, when Kasparov broke away...

Hence I say a "repeat" of the situation.

HolographWars

Kirsan will probably withdraw his candidacy due to the entrance of a new personhappy.png

newengland7

Kirshan. He has done a fantastic job of promoting the game of chess and is the only one who has proved effective in this.

USArmyParatrooper

Nigel. 

JayeshSinhaChess

Given that I have just opted to run for FIDE president, https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/i-announce-my-candidature-to-be-fide-president I obviously support me.

macer75
JayeshSinhaChess wrote:

Given that I have just opted to run for FIDE president, https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/i-announce-my-candidature-to-be-fide-president, I obviously support me.

Wow... chess.com deleted your thread. And I thought that the bias of mainstream outlets against independent candidates couldn't get any more obvious.

Edit: oh... it's just that the comma shouldn't be part of the link. The thread still exists, so... nevermind.

JayeshSinhaChess

Fixed the error and of course I am counting on your support. wink.png

HolographWars

 President max might run...

superchessmachine

Vote here!

http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=5b270b89e4b0e8b3e30fb45a

president_max
HolographWars wrote:

 President max might run...

no but i might walk for presidency

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president_max

or do some stunts

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president_max

oh wait

https://www.chess.com/news/view/dvorkovich-4th-candidate-running-for-fide-president

now we can finally have a president dork.  since there can be only one dork, kirsan is now out of the running.

edit: i meant dvork of course.

HolographWars

Yeah, you mean someone like Mark Dvork

superchessmachine

noice

sadkid2008
EscherehcsE wrote:
EscherehcsE wrote:
Schachmasteo wrote:

I support Kirsan because anyone that has been abducted by aliens and survived has what it takes to lead FIDE

As an alien life form, I feel a certain kinship towards Kirsan...

We really had some good times up in that space ship!

Yes, I remember well. 

president_max
sadkid2008 wrote:
EscherehcsE wrote:
EscherehcsE wrote:
Schachmasteo wrote:

I support Kirsan because anyone that has been abducted by aliens and survived has what it takes to lead FIDE

As an alien life form, I feel a certain kinship towards Kirsan...

We really had some good times up in that space ship!

Yes, I remember well. 

Especially with all that alien probing ...

macer75

Alas, it was not meant to be... the king has grown old and weary, and the golden era of FIDE comes to an end.

Nevertheless, we should still try to be involved in the democratic process of electing the next FIDE president to succeed Kirsan. While the poll in this thread included all candidates with a realistic chance of winning at the time, following Kirsan's withdrawal the field needs to be updated. Please visit the thread below to vote in the new updated poll, and tell us who you would like to see as the next FIDE president.

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/who-do-you-support-in-the-fide-presidential-election-updated-poll