Coronavirus: FIDE goes Nuclear Armageddon!
Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 classic Dr.Strangelove is a satire on the insanity of nuclear war and the mad men who dreamed of the day when they alone would exercise unconditional power over the life and death of others.
Is there a parallel between FIDE’s present handling of the coronavirus pandemic ( and the upcoming Candidates Tournament ) and Stanley Kubrick’s film, or is it just my imagination? Isn’t the coronavirus a life and death issue?
The good news today is that the participants of the upcoming Candidates Tournament are VERY, VERY nervous about what to expect from coronavirus. As they should be. Who can trust what FIDE says?
But don’t expect FIDE to change the way it has been operating. Dvorkovich’s FIDE had no problem going ahead with an unncecessary FIDE Congress in Abu Dhabi in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak in the same city in two nearby hotels that were under lockdown and continue to be even today.
My prediction is that , considering the way things are developing, a ‘force majeure’ will see — in the next week — virtrually all of Europe (Russia included) be locked down and ALL sporting activities be postponed or cancelled. Including any FIDE planned events.
To be continued