Thursday, January 05, 2006

What you gonna do when they come for you?

Chess News and Events scoops the world chess press again.

Goran reports that the Italian Government refused to issue visas to Serbian GMs Miladinovic and Ivanisevic in order for them to participate in the Reggio Emilia tournament. He suggests that this was a politically-motivated act against the country of Serbia & Montenegro.

Why is there no coverage of this in the mainstream chess press? Chessbase, where are you? TWIC? Mig? Anyone?

I'm sorry to say that the chess world has consistently acted like sheep in the face of this kind of political interference. Remember Libya?

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