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[lang_nl]Oordelen FIDE Ethics Commission gepubliceerd[lang_nl][lang_en]Judgements FIDE Ethics Commission published[lang_en]

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On the FIDE website the rulings of the FIDE Ethics Commission concerning five cases have been published. Four can in a way be called minor cases (because of the fifth one): a penalty for the President of the Moroccan Chess Federation, a reprimand for journalist Dimitrije Bjelica, a ban for South-African organizer Jackie Ngubeni and a reprimand for Nigel Short (who called Azmaiparashvili a "dunderhead"). The fifth was what everybody was waiting for: the Ethics Commission's judgement of Kramnik & Hensel's complaint against Veselin Topalov and Silvio Danailov regarding their public accusation during the 2006 World Championship match in Elista that Kramnik had been cheating. To cut a long story short, FIDE tells Topalov & Danailov "don't do it again".

A real penalty was not really to be expected. The reprimand means that Topalov can't repeat his accusation that Kramnik cheated in Elista; otherwise he risks a one-year suspension from playing in FIDE events. Danailov was reprimanded too but there was no warning about possible punishment. The New York Times blog already posted a reaction by Danailov on the Ethics Commission's judgement:

"I'm not angry. They are the court in this case. But I disagree. They cannot judge objectively in this case because the material evidence was destroyed. They need to ask why. If they watched the tapes and they did not agree then I would be okay with the decision."
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