Garry Kasparov: "Ilyumzhinov's FIDE Give Players a Real Voice? Too Dangerous!"

Время публикации: 14.08.2013 02:05 | Последнее обновление: 14.08.2013 02:28

Garry Kasparov commented on the situation around the forfeit of 17-year-old Peruvian player Jorge Cori got in the match against Azerbaijani GM Teimour Radjabov for being late for one of the blitz games. As a result Cori withdrew the competition. The former World champion tweeted the following:

"I have zero tolerance for FIDE's zero tolerance policy! Forfeiting a kid at the most important event of his life for being a minute late? Young Peruvian star Jorge Cori misunderstood 6:15 for 6:50 & wasn't at board at World Cup event. Forfeited, and in round 1! He's appealing.

I have always promoted professionalism and treating chess as a serious sport, not a casual game. But rules like this destroy common sense.

Struggling federations like Peru's cannot send a big staff of coaches & aides. Difficult just to send players! But FIDE taxes them anyway."

Another participant of the World Cup Jon Ludvig Hammer: "There really should be at least 33% players in the appeals committee!" [three FIDE officials are the members of the board - CN]

Kasparov: "Players?! Ilyumzhinov's FIDE give players a real voice? Too dangerous!

Nothing to do with Cori's opponent. Obviously not Radjabov's fault. The foolish rule is the problem and I have said it before."


  


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