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Which person was Yasser Seirawan on FIDE referring to when he mentioned a
"grandmaster no one had ever seen compete" in his editorial seen on the site
www.chesstoday.net ?

"Others will have their own favourites such as fixed tournaments and
awarding Grandmaster titles to players no one had ever seen compete. "

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www.chesstoday.net

The First Daily Chess Newspaper on the Net
CT-34(1914) Friday, 3 February 2006

CT-34(1914) Page 4 of 8



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Which person was Yasser Seirawan on FIDE referring to when he
mentioned a "grandmaster no one had ever seen compete" in his
editorial....? PeteJohnsonNews

Andrei Makarov -- just a guess.

He was head of the organizing committee for the 1994 Chess Olympiad in
Moscow where Campomanes, who was not an announced candidate for FIDE
president, was elected to an unprecedented fourth term with the backing
of his old for...Garry Kasparov!

"Until now Karpov seems to be bearing a grudge against Andrei Makarov
who was at one time President of the Russian Chess Federation. Feeling
no sympathies for this ex-lawyer ( incidentally, he was Brezhnev's
son-in-law's lawyer to defend one of the most corrupted man in the
Soviet Union), it should be noted that Makarov was none the worse than
all the people who were propelled to the highest ranks of the Soviet
chess hierarchy during Karpov's reign. Karpov is begrudging Makarov
the title of an international master. But this title was awarded to him
by that same Campomanes who had had more than a deal with Karpov!" --
Pakistan Chess Player

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