The leader of Libya, Mummar
Qaddafi has pledged 1.6 million dollars and will sponsor the
next FIDE 128 player Knockout Championship in Tripoli later this
If the above article isnít reason enough to go back to the
old style world championship process, I donít know what is. We
need to go back to the zonal, interzonal tournaments and candidate
matches culminating in the World Championship Match.
Iíve already addressed the problems
with the FIDE Knockout World Championship. FIDE should break
and open up this process so that more sponsors can bid. Spread this
process and the cost over time and geography.
Spread the chess love around.
Allow cities or countries with up and coming chess talent to
host a part of this process. Allow
the local people to root for their homeboys and girls and see some
of the international chess stars.
good World Championship process is like a fine
wine; let more people take a sip. Spreading the process over
time and geography will bring more young fans and media coverage
into this great game. In
the long run, more money will be raised for these events. FIDE break
the process up. Open it up. Make
the process more affordable for sponsors around the world. Showcase
your great talent around the world. A properly run World
Championship process is the Crown Jewel of Chess. The process
needs to enrich the players, promote the game around the
new fans to this great game, and finally to find a worthy proud