Nigel Short resigns as a FIDE Vice-President

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Nigel Short resigns as a FIDE Vice-President

Post by Angus French » Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:43 pm

Twitter announcement. Explanation to follow?

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:10 pm

Maybe he's decided that Dvorkovich is "an agent of the Russian government" again, which he presumably ceased to be during the several years after that statement when Short was happy to be one of his Vice-Presidents.
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Post by Gerard Killoran » Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:18 pm

Perhaps it's in protest against FIDE's lack of action against USA, Turkey and Israel, all of whom have invaded and occupied the territory of Syria.

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:22 pm

Lest we forget

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Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:04 pm

"Opposing the leadership however does come at a price."

Early to say what price will be paid. The last time Nigel jumped ship in a Presidential campaign it turned out rather well.
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Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:17 pm

FIDE President on Nigel Short's resignation as FIDE Vice President: https://fide.com/news/1823

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Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:23 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:17 pm
FIDE President on Nigel Short's resignation as FIDE Vice President: https://fide.com/news/1823
Links to https://ethics.fide.com/wp-content/uplo ... cision.pdf

which probably answers some questions.
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Post by Angus French » Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:21 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:23 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:17 pm
FIDE President on Nigel Short's resignation as FIDE Vice President: https://fide.com/news/1823
Links to https://ethics.fide.com/wp-content/uplo ... cision.pdf

which probably answers some questions.
Um, I think that's a document worth reading - perhaps paras 52 and 66 first, before going to the start.

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Post by Gerard Killoran » Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:31 pm

From paragraph 31:
Mr Short believes that a different approach should be adopted as the preferred diplomatic approach will bring “zero results”.
I'm sure we're all shocked that Nigel would reject a 'diplomatic approach'.

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Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:40 am

Nigel is doubling down.

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/sta ... Omxhw&s=19

"FIDE gave a grant for a 12 player open tournament in St Croix, USVI, in April. 1) After a Fair Play Commission investigation, the tournament was deemed "dishonest" and derated. 2) No receipts have been provided, as yet, for thousands of $ alleged to have been spent on hotels."

#1 is an ongoing and brutal politically motivated farce which is making FIDE look very, very bad. It could cost the President a lot of votes from developing federations.

#2 is just a malicious fabrication. I do not know who set it running.
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Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:58 am

He doesn't seem to explain anywhere why he proceeded the way he did, i.e. not telling anybody he was going, not following proper procedures and not providing a proper report
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:38 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:40 am
#1 is an ongoing and brutal politically motivated farce which is making FIDE look very, very bad. It could cost the President a lot of votes from developing federations.
Would this be the event in questuon?
https://stcroixsource.com/2022/05/06/us ... -st-croix/

from the report
A special thanks goes to the FIDE Planning and Development Commission for its international support and the donation of $5,000.
There is a competing organisation.
https://www.usvichessassociation.org/
who also held a recent tournament
https://www.usvichessassociation.org/events
and are Nigel's mates (scroll down for a report on his visit)

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Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:36 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:38 am
Would this be the event in question?
Yes, that's the one.
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Post by Gerard Killoran » Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:47 pm

Bizarrely, if Nigel Short was being consistent in his views (yes, I know) then he wouldn't support USVI having one federation, let alone two.

From his comment on http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/3317
But honestly you are starting to sound like Stewart Reuben who once took me to task for incorrectly describing Jersey and Guernsey as being part of the UK. He has been crowing about winning that schoolboy debating point ever since, but still cannot explain why British Crown Possessions should have their own federations – which of course would open the floodgates if the same principles were applied elsewhere.
If anything Jersey and Guernsey are more independent of the UK than the USVI are of the USA.

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