Dutch Treat

Years ago one of the Chess websites to which I would regularly surf was the Chess Cafe. (https://chesscafe.com/)

One of the main reasons to visit was the column Dutch Treat, by Hans Ree, a wonderful Chess writer.

Ree in 2018

Ree with White in 2018 has just forked a pair of rooks | Photo: Frans Peeters (https://en.chessbase.com/post/hans-ree-75-years)

Chess Cafe changed format and I stopped visiting. Imagine my surprise upon discovering GM Ree was still writing the column! I began reading and did not stop until unable to access the archives. This prompted an email to Russell Enterprises.

Michael Bacon <xpertchesslessons@yahoo.com>
To:INFO@RUSSELL-ENTERPRISES.Com
Sun, Mar 15 at 4:31 PM

To whom it may concern,

I have been unable to access the archives of Dutch Treat before 2019, Why?

Regards,

Michael Bacon

The reply came in promptly:

info@russell-enterprises.com
To:’Michael Bacon’
Sun, Mar 15 at 5:06 PM

Hi Michael:

Thanks for your message. There indeed seems to be a problem with the Dutch Treat Archives.

We will look into it and see what needs to be done to correct it.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Regards,

Hanon Russell

Michael Bacon <xpertchesslessons@yahoo.com>
To:info@russell-enterprises.com
Sun, Mar 15 at 7:21 PM
Thanks Hanon!

It was only recently I learned the DT was at your website. If I had known I would have been reading every month these last few years. I will probably mention it on the blog.

All the best to you and yours during these arduous daze…

Armchair Warrior

info@russell-enterprises.com
To:’Michael Bacon’
Tue, Mar 17 at 12:17 PM

Hi Michael:

The links have been corrected. There may be one or two that do not work, but I am told that is because the underlying page cannot be found. We are working to find it (talk about a needle in a haystack!).

Perhaps you might mention to your blog readers that our facebook page is about to become more interesting. We should be releasing the 2021 International Chess Calendar in a few weeks. Beginning April 1, we will feature a brief blurb based on the calendar entry for the day. Perhaps you could ask them to “like” the Russell Enterprises facebook page.

BTW, wou can see a sample of the calendar at: https://www.russell-enterprises.com/upcoming-publications

Regards, Hanon

With the following email I informed Hanon I did not do the book of faces, but would inform readers, many of whom do utilize Facebook.

Dutch Treat can be located at: https://www.russell-enterprises.com/ 

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Arkady Dvorkovich’s Dirty Laundry In The News

Dvorkovich in the news

by kevinspraggettonchess · Published July 15, 2018 · Updated July 16, 2018

Accuses Makro of Corruption and Nepotism

http://www.spraggettonchess.com/dvorkovich-in-the-news/

Arkady Dvorkovich in the pre-sanctions list of the US Treasury: New problems for FIDE?

Jul 26, 2018

After the inclusion of its former president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in the sanctions list of the US Treasury, the banking problems of FIDE seem to never end.

According to our sources, this week one more European financial institution, LHV Bank with branches in London and Tallinn, refused to open an account for FIDE although it is now public knowledge that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is not running.

Facing the reality of Ilyumzhinov not getting re-elected after the infamous Glen Stark scandal, Russia replaced him with another candidate: the former Russian deputy prime minister Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich.

The problem is that Russia’s new candidate is also included in a pre-sanctions list of the US Treasury for, among others, alleged “human rights violations, annexation of Crimea and ongoing military operations in eastern Ukraine” by Russia: http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/30/politics/full-us-list-of-russian-oligarchs-with-putin-ties-intl/index.html , a risk factor that might have influenced the decision of LHV Bank to reject FIDE as a customer, at least until the elections in October are over.
http://www.chessdom.com/arkady-dvorkovich-in-the-pre-sanctions-list-of-the-us-treasury-new-problems-for-fide/

Dvorkovich: “Hopefully, we will be able to avoid a dirty campaign”

by Georgios Souleidis 7/27/2018

https://en.chessbase.com/post/fide-election-interview-with-arkady-dvorkovich