Category: Arkady Dvorkovich
Beauty and Brains
How are you today? I trust your getting together with family and loved ones over the holidays was wonderful. Pretty Orwellian was … Read the rest
Tough Days Ahead for Russian-controlled FIDE
The axe fell today on the Russian sports world. CAS decided to support WADA’s 2019 decision to ban all … Read the rest
Dvorkovich/Sutovsky to step down this week?
How could FIDE get this so wrong? This morning I spent the first hour pouring thru hundreds of FaceBook … Read the rest
Has Dvorkovich no Shame?
The latest in a series of public relations stunts by the Dvorkovich leadership. Yesterday the FIDE Czar announced quite possibly the … Read the rest
Yury Ganus fears the worse
While it was expected that Russia would challenge the WADA 4-year ban of its athletes at the Court of Arbitration … Read the rest
Thank God it is Friday!
Congratulations! You have survived another week…in the Age of Trump we must celebrate each achievement, no matter how small. It … Read the rest
What if WADA is just the Beginning?
If WADA gets its way — and it is looking very much like that — then a devastating … Read the rest
FIDE Czar Arkady I
Arguably the most autocratic FIDE president ever, Arkady Dvorkovich seems to have run up against some unexpected resistance in his efforts … Read the rest
She is gorgeous, isn’t she! Marianne Fonseca. Brazilian born (December 1989) supermodel, belly button and all. But today we will try to … Read the rest
Streetwise & Blasé
How are you today? Super, I trust. I don’t know where the time has gone, but today is already the last Monday … Read the rest
Yuri Garrett Completely Out of Control!
It has been a particularly difficult week for FIDE ‘Fair Play’ committee member Yuri Garrett. After he published incriminating … Read the rest
“Today was a Great Day for Chess”
So wrote Yuri Garrett, of FIDE’s “Fair Play” Commission when a similar photo to that of the young … Read the rest
Have you ever noticed the number of gloomy ‘studies’ on coffee consumption that are in newspapers and online? They almost jump out at … Read the rest
How FIDE has Made Winning Easier!
I was going to write a short blurb about Ian Nepomnatchi’s victory in the Moscow Grand Prix yesterday and … Read the rest
Part III: ECU plays the ‘hate’ card
On the 23rd of March of this year the ECU (European Chess Union) held an extraordinary meeting in … Read the rest