As was to be expected, anguished debate on the termite mound has followed Saturday's ECF AGM. Much of the argument has been about the defeat of "Odious" Adam Raoof. I was disappointed to see him being vigorously defended by several of the few Forum contributors for whom I have any respect, such as John Cox, Peter Sowray and Sean Hewitt.
However, I have one question for them all: if the Odious One is such a wonderful chess organiser, then why was he sacked earlier this year from his role running the main congress at the London Chess Classic? Sacked to be replaced, as a matter of fact, by Sean Hewitt...!