FIDE accuses Nigel Short

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"There have been some laughable episodes in FIDE over the years but I thought Nigel Short was joking when he told me that he has been hauled before the Fide Ethics Committee accused of defaming Fide Vice President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos. Given the antics of this pair over the years I cannot see how this is possible."


This is how Malcolm Pein started his column of yesterday in the Telegraph. In a letter by FIDE Nigel Short is accused of violating articles 2.2.10 and 2.2.11 Fide Code of Ethics.

At issue is an interview the former world title finalist gave on 30th January 2007 to the Indian newspaper DNA. In his interview Short was highly critical of Azmaiparashvili and Makropoulos who were both on the Appeals Committee in San Luis and Elista.

Short reaction to the accusation: ''I have nothing to retract and I look forward to humiliating them in any hearing or court.''
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