Saturday, June 03, 2006

How to buy a vote

According to Carmen Kass the Estonian super model who is President of the Estonian Chess Federation their delegate was phoned by Fide and offered the European Team Championships in 2009 if they supported Ilyumzhinov. Good grief, the assembly is supposed to award that. She added that even the Russian Consulate in Tallinn called to back Ilyumzhinov! He had serious backing.

This particular paragraph drove my attention as Novi Sad was voted as 2009 organizer at the ECU congress. The only counterpart Antalia withdrew the offer and no one ever mentioned Estonia.

Read Malcolm Pein articles to see what was happening behind the curtains.
Part One
Part Two

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