FIDE elections faked!?
Kirsan runs against himself!
I almost fell for it! But reading declarations by both Kirsan and Makro this past week, I now realize that everything is just a big sham. For how many years have Kirsan and Makro have been playing ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’ and getting away with it? And this is exactly what is happening in 2018, and is going to happen, at the upcoming FIDE presidential elections later this year.
And the banking issue, you ask? Come on! There are droves of countries where US sanctions mean little or nothing to the banking industy. China, for one. A dozen African nations…the list is long. Why hasn’t FIDE’s bank account changed from Switzerland yet?
No, the upcoming FIDE election is being fought for the voting public’s benefit on such non-issues. Much like the medical billing issue that has, once again, conveniently pitted Makro against Kirsan.
The truth is that Makro has no chance to win, and he knows it. He has made too many enemies. He was always the guy to do Kirsan’s dirty work. Makro is just part of a well choreographed spectacle.
But if it gets close for some reason or other, Makro can be counted on to negotiate a profitable outcome for himself. And for Kirsan, ofcourse!
And that is the FIDE we have. And deserve.