„They could start by removing some personnel: the head-butting, move-retracting, tournament-rigging, Zurab Azmaiparashvili for instance. He is a disgrace to the organisation. But never let it be said that he is a dunderhead.“
— Nigel Short
When asked how the World Chess Federation FIDE could be improved ( Nigel Short on FIDE: 'Either they don't know or they don't care' http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4192). Short had not long before been warned by the FIDE Ethics Commission for calling Azmaiparashvili a "dunderhead".