When Ali Nihat Yazici and I, announced the launch of The Right Move back in November 2005, the FIDE incumbents reacted with a typical cocktail of arrogance, apathy and ignorance. Deputy President Makropoulos, kindly rang up his Turkish counterpart to inform him “We will f*** you.”
I'm like sooo tempted to make an ethnic joke! But hey, our mate Georgios Makropoulos is only trying to pull off what his Greek soccer team did a couple of years ago: winning by not coming from behind.
I was chatting to ex-Olympiad captain Peter Parr about the FIDE elections yesterday and he seems to think that the Chess Fidelity ticket will lose come crunch time. Well, we can only hope.