The Coronavirus Diaries
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 most opportunistic hoax that I have seen to date, all consistent with the usual – by now – humbug, predatorial behaviour exploiting the virus’ devastating effect, suffering and human toll on modern LIFE…and so on, ETC,ETC…and then to SHAMELESSLY try to transform it into a gain of market share in the esport universe.
JUST THREE SHORT MONTHS AGO:
Back to today, Dvorkovich’s latest effort (Friday, May 15) is, ostensibly, ‘to promote the ideals of unity and solidarity’ , a project that envisions not less than 2,000 online tournaments in the coming month.
IN REALITY, it is just an online version of the Norway PARTY that was planned three months ago (remember when they were blissfully UNAWARE of covid-19!), but now sold and packaged as a feel-good ‘humanitarian cause’ focused on the coronavirus.
It is a good thing that GrandMa already passed away and is buried deep…otherwise FIDE & Gang would have wanted to sell her as fish bait. These people are unscrupulous salespeople…
A true celebration of how the coronavirus has brought out the very worse in all of us!
That is right! CASINO. It says so in the FIDE advertisement. It is all about money! Forget about the chess. No charity here…And certainly no solidarity!
Called the ‘Checkmate-Coronavirus‘ project, they even stoop to incorporate a word that every internet web-developer knows will artificially increase its SEO ranking (Search Engine Optimization) because the term ‘coronavirus’ is no doubt one of the top 3 or 4 words that people type into their Google search!
Read more about it here.
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This is not the first time that Dvorkovich and the rest of the FIDE leadership have tried to exploit the coronavirus to pursue their own personal agendas.
On March 16 earlier this year, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik distanced himself FIDE and their attempt to organize the Candidates Tournament in the middle of the pandemic, putting all of the participants at risk. LINK
The opening ceremony of the Candidates Tournament was designed as a publicity stunt from start to end. To show to the rest of the sports world- which was already under lockdown- that chess was somehow magically immune to the coronavirus. (This was supposed to be Chess’ 15-minutes of fame?) But how many of those in this picture have already died? And how many have they infected before they died? We may never know…but Dvorkovich and Sutovsky will live with this on their shoulders for the rest of their lives!
Today Russia – not surprisingly – is at the centre of one of the world’s biggest outbreaks of the virus. Some experts accuse Putin of deliberately covering up the number of deaths by coronavirus.