As a chess player, if you think someone is really bad for chess, or has done bad things to your chess playing colleagues, would you boycott events this person is organizing, even if it means you have to give up the opportunity to play in the Chess Olympiads, World Cups, National Championships…


This is a very serious question. Please answer truthfully since it is anonymous voting 🙂

I am very curious to know the answers. I am sorry to say but in my nearly 45 years in chess, I see maybe 1% of the players who would actually boycott to stand up for a colleague. Usually, the attitude is good, it opens up a spot for someone else. As long it does not affect me, why would I care?

Talk is cheap. But to give up something important because of your principles is hard!

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