#Poland #Chess – Krakow to Host FIDE General Assembly & Mikhail Gorbachev to Speak

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

Where's the Details?

The World Chess Federation announced yesterday that Mikhail Gorbachev will speak at the upcoming FIDE General Assembly in Krakow, Poland. Full Story: http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/5434-fide-president-met-with-mikhail-gorbachev.html . Now that is interesting!

OK, here is Stanczyk’s beef ! Where are the details? Missing from the announcement is the date of the Assembly or further details of the location. Let’s not ignore the elephant in the room — No 2012 announcement for the Men’s 2012 World Chess Championship has been announced.

Previously, I wrote about the delayed selection here . That was the second time the announcement had been missed. So tomorrow (31-July-2011) is the day. Do we have a 2012 Chess Championship or is FIDE still snoozing? Perhaps FIDE needs to recognize the world economy and soften their requirements for the host. My hope is either Poland or the USA will host the 2012 Championship.
Will FIDE actually make the announcement on Sunday? Is Gorbachev making this announcement tomorrow in Krakow, in the middle of summer — what no Holidays for management? The Chess Clock is ticking …  or will FIDE forfeit on time constraints?

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3 Comments to “#Poland #Chess – Krakow to Host FIDE General Assembly & Mikhail Gorbachev to Speak”

  1. Was Gorbachev, Harry Potter’s Grandfather? The lightning bolt birth mark on the forehead say, ‘Tak’. These traits tend to skip a generation.

    ;-)

  2. It appears that Poland has been planning for the FIDE 82nd Congress October 15-22. Here is the website:

    http://www.fidecongress2011.pl/en

  3. Is the bidding really down to Russia (Moscow) or India (Chenai) ?

    From Susan Polgar Blog:

    http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/

    Why is the announcement so slow in coming then?

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