Originally posted by peach:
How do you know that it is a mess FIDE has created ? Maybe the players themselves want to play 12 games as opposed to 24 games.
IMO, FIDE is the ultimate responsible because if they had a firm hand, players would abide to their rules.
It is ultimately FIDE who decided to have 24 games, then 6, 12, 14, 20, tournaments, matches, etc. Players just want clear rules: an event to XX games, on YY date. The calendar should be fixed well beforehand. But we've had countless different structures on the go, changing ongoing regulations, etc.
To me that is clearly a mess.