Tuesday, September 04, 2007

This one is funny

Many websites and blogs have reported about the decisions of the FIDE Ethics Commission, but most of the attention was given to Veselin Topalov and Nigel Short case.

Case 1/06 was "Dimitrije Bjelica" (Complaint of Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici), and some of my favorite characters were involved. Accusation was:
- Writing various e-mails from November 2005 till July 2006, addressed both to Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici, President of the Turkish Chess Federation, and to other people and institutions, in particular to the editors of some newspapers, to have insulted and defamed Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici, damaging his honour and reputation and the reputation of the Turkish Chess Federation, calling Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici "a small dictator as Campomanes and small pawns of FIDE", "a slave of mafia from FIDE", using other insulting and damaging words and accusing him of "corruption".
- Writing these e-mails to have defamed FIDE institutions and some FIDE officers, in particular Mr. Florencio Campomanes, Mr. Boris Kutin and Mr. Vladimir Sahotic.
Facts that could constitute a violation of par. 2.2.4, 2.2.10, 2.2.11 of the FIDE Code of Ethics.

Explanation: Mr. Dimitrije Bjelica is a very appreciated person in the world of chess, both as a chess organiser and as a chess author. Of course, this does not authorize him to injure or discredit the reputation of other people, but has to be considered in his favour, as his not young age. (ha ha ha)

Punishment: The EC rules that
- in the part concerning an alleged damage to FIDE and to Mr. Florencio Campomanes, Mr. Boris Kutin and Mr. Vladimir Sahotic’s reputation, the complaint filed by Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici is not admissible nor receivable and the charge concerning the violation of art. 2.2.10 of the FIDE Code of Ethics has to be dismissed;
- Mr. Dimitrije Bjelica violated art. 2.2.4 and 2.2.11 of the FIDE Code of Ethics;
- Mr. Dimitrije Bjelica is sanctioned with a reprimand.

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Chessbuff said...

The EC has been busy handing out reprimands. One is left to wonder if that is a prelude to whacking some people with a big stick later on, or are these warnings nothing but the faint barking of a toothless dog.

Armand Rousso said...

Chess is no more just a game, it's just like sport when groups are created, and ideas are opposed to others. This is possibly what unfair-play has caused.

Armand Rousso