Wednesday, July 27, 2005

FIDE vs Karpov

Turning now to world politics (and who else might be the perfect mentors for us locals but FIDE?), overnight Chessbase reported of some nasty exchanges between Karpov and the world body.

Never wanting to come from behind, Deputy FIDE President George Makropoulos responded to Karpov's "falsification of facts and use of extremely abusive language". Mr Makropoulos was referring to this interview by Chessbase with the ex World Champion.

In his counter salvo, Makropolous had this to say:

Kirsan is the only president in the history of FIDE, and maybe in the history of all international federations, who has contributed dozens of million dollars for the sport he loves. By the way, some of these millions went directly to Anatoly's pocket...

For a moment I wondered, what about your pocket Mak?

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