April 30, 2002
3:27 PM   Subscribe

It looks like that the British network einstein.tv and the FIDE may open negotiations this month for a reunified world chess championship. The championship was split in 1993 when Garry Kasparov left the FIDE to start his own failed league. Kasparov claims the world championship left with him, while the FIDE claims he abdicated by refusing to play nice with others. Kasparov lost the championship last year to Kramnik. Einstein.TV is milking the publicity while the FIDE says we are meeting but no comment. Wood pushers like me are probably better off leaving the politics to the people who can't stand each other and sticking to the internet chessclub, the free chess servers or simply email chess.
posted by KirkJobSluder (2 comments total)
ICC needs to chill on that "%age of life spent on ICC since you registered" stat they maintain. It can get horrifying. Especially since almost half the time -i was arguing in Ch 97-the politics channel-a place that makes metafilter seem like the summer of love.
posted by quercus at 9:12 PM on April 30, 2002

I oppose reunification. It's cool to have several world champions, like boxing or wrestling.
posted by crunchburger at 4:06 AM on May 1, 2002

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