Dvorkovich campaign gaining momentum!
Ethics Committee will not cave into Makro’s extortion!
Today Dvorkovich continued his campaign in Armenia, clearly not allowing Makro’s desperate appeal to the FIDE ethics committee last Monday to change even the smallest detail in his busy campaign schedule.
President of Armenia, Sarkissian, Dvorkovich and Lputian, President of the Chess Federation.
In the meantime, Makropoulos’ campaign continues to spiral out of control as he rants and raves on the social media, fully convinced , no doubt , that he has the Ethics Committee in his pocket, already bought and paid for. Won’t he be surprised!
Azmai over the top!
Makro’s partner in crime, Azmaiparashvili, was beside himself yesterday, rejoicing in Makro’s latest efforts to derail Dvorkovich’s campaign. Well known for his racists views, he even did not try to hide perverse joy speculating that perhaps Dvorkovich was Jewish in a FaceBook commentary on Sutovsky’s page:
Climate of fear sets in before Olympiad ?
Twenty-four hours after news reached the public of FIDE presidential candidate Arkady Dvorkovich becoming a target for Makro’s sinister designs, very few journalists in the chess community have spoken up let alone reported on it.
Apart from myself, only Peter Doggers has written on the matter, but even that was pretty sterile and devoid of any condemnation. (Reminded me more of a weather report than the attempted coup d’état that it was) Part of the problem here is that a good number of these same journalists will also be attending the Batumi Olympiad towards the end of the month.
Could it be that they are afraid of reprisals once inside Georgia? Wonder why?
One needs only remember what happened to the Canadian chess player Anton Kovalyov last September when he was in Georgia! Fearing for his life, he fled the country within hours of being bullied by Azmaiparashvili, forfeiting his tournament prize money of about $15k.