Yasser Seirawan asks the USCF Executive Board to overhaul its relations with FIDE

Dear Bob and John,

It has come to my attention that the USCF Executive Board has been considering a thorough overhaul of its FIDE representatives and its FIDE policies. I'm elated by this news and I do hope that the USCF Executive Board will, at long last, act!

A year or two ago, when Bob was the USCF President, I was a stern critic of E. S. Doyle and his role as America's representative in FIDE. At that time, I presented to Bob a number of messages from FIDE Delegates who agreed that E. S. Doyle was totally unfit for his post. I offered to Bob the opportunity of presenting a dozen, or more, signed affidavits from highly respected FIDE Delegates, willingly to go on record, in order to have E. S. Doyle removed from his post. Without questioning the validity of their complaints, or my own, Bob asked me to stop my campaign. Respecting the position of the USCF President, I accepted his rebuke and stopped my efforts. I was completely confident that in time the truth about E. S. Doyle's character would become known and that the powers that be would then act accordingly.

Below is a message from Einar S. Einarsson an Icelandic chess organizer and FIDE representative. Long time chess friends will remember Einar for having staged the highly successful Icelandic VISA Summit Match which featured four teams of all-stars including a US Team. Similarly, as the VISA card representative in Iceland, Einar has assisted in dozens of Icelandic chess events over the decades for which he has gained a sterling reputation for honesty and good deeds. I have not solicited Einar in any way for such a message. Indeed, I have enough such messages already! His message, like all the others, speaks for itself.

In my view, the USCF needs to remove all three members of the US FIDE Team. We need to make a fresh start in our business dealings with FIDE and we need new persons if the US is to regain the credibility or respect which has been so sorely lacking. This year is a FIDE election year and there is no better time for the USCF to clean house. Let us do our best to make amends for the last seven years and bring in new leaders. Please!

Less my message be misinterpreted -- as is so often the case -- I am NOT seeking any position within FIDE nor do I wish to be a USCF representative in FIDE. To be absolutely clear, I would not accept an appointment to replace any of our team. There are many really good, sincere, forthright and honest persons who would do an excellent job given the chance. Unfortunately, in my view, our current team is doing a terrible job and they simply must go.

I truly do hope that the USCF Executive Board will ask the current team to step down and replace them as quickly as possible. If it does not act, it can only mean that the USCF Executive Board is satisfied with the current FIDE team and actually supports(?) them and the work(?) that they have done. In short, the USCF Executive Board will be deliberately blind to messages like Einar's and my own. Let's do our utmost to restore American values to FIDE and revitalize that organization.

Kind Regards,


PS: Just as in the past, I'm copying E. S. Doyle on messages where I've criticized him. I'm also copying W. Kelleher, I'm not copying Jim Eade as I don't have his e-mail address and would appreciate it if this message would be forwarded to him.

I'm also copying Don Schultz so that he may copy this message to the FIDE Advisory Committee and to Sam Sloan that he may give it a wider distribution.

I'm also copying it to FIDE's offices that it may be forwarded to the FIDE President that he too will understand the deep discontent which exists.

I would pledge to actively support a new USCF team for FIDE posts. Conversely, if the USCF Executive Board decides to support the current team I will continue to refuse to have anything to do with them and their work.

-----Original Message----- From: Einar S. Einarsson Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 1:48 PM Subject: [fide-chess] Steve Doyle

Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 16:47:40 -0400 From: "Einar S. Einarsson" Subject: Steve Doyle

I for one can confirm that I as many others lost all faith in Steve Doyle when he deceived his team, left and ruined our ticket in Yerevan, along with Tabbane of Tunisia and Omuku Nigeria, and therefore made it possible for Ilyumzhinov to run at the last moment as he had not produced any ticket in time. Furthermore, I worked with Doyle and Gelfer on Fide verification commission over Campomanes and Macropolous "exgatia payments" in Paris 1995, when the report got lost but Steve was supposed to forwarded to the Fide Congress staff. Furthermore, he had lost its content when he addressed the Congress. But the latent reason did not become clear until a year later when he double-crossed us and accepted to join Kirsan as one of his useful innocents. Mr. Doyle's reputation is not worth a dime.

On the other hand David Jarret's position has always remained as a mystery to me. Has he really the backing of the British Chess Federation?

regards Einar

Sunye Neto Presidential ticket for the 1996 FIDE election in Yerevan

Jaime Sunye Neto (Brasil) President
Einar S. Einarsson (Iceland) Deputy President
Noureddine Tabbane (Tunisia) Deputy President
Egon Ditt (Germany) Vice-President
Steven Doyle (U.S.A.) Vice-President
Andrei Makarov (Russia) Vice-President
Emmanuel Omuku (Nigeria) General Secretary
Gunther Loewenthal (Netherlands) Treasurer

Mission of the ticket Restore the reputation and credibility of FIDE as a universal and democratic sport organization among Federations, players, organizers, sponsors and international sports organizations like the IOC.

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