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Sunday, May 05, 2013 23:08
On the first day of the Presidential Board meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan the World Chess Federation officially granted the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen to Chennai, India. This was tweeted by several FIDE officials on Sunday, and later confirmed by a press release by the All Indian Chess Federation. After the...
Eljanov-So shake hands after three moves at the Reykjavik Open
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:42
The three-move draw (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 ½-½) between Pavel Eljanov and Wesley So at the Reykjavik Open has re-opened the never-ending debate on (short) draws in chess. Was it acceptable? Does it matter if such a last-round draw lasts 10 moves, or 15? Let's look at a few different arguments which have been expressed in recent years. Eljanov-...
Friday, March 01, 2013 18:48
As FIDE informs, the Presidential Board has approved the following recommendations by the World Chess Championship & Olympiad Commission: 1. Minimum Prize Fund (net to the players before local taxes) for all Continental Championships which are part of the World Championship Cycle, starting from 2014: Europe: 150,000 EUR (75,000 EUR for women)...
Bulgarian Chess Federation vs FIDE at CAS: case (partially) dismissed
Monday, December 24, 2012 13:54
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has dismissed all requests from the Bulgarian Chess Federation to annull the cooperation between FIDE and Agon, the organizer of the Candidates Tournament and subsequent world championship cycle events. Last Wednesday CAS communicated a "partial operative part of the award" in the case Bulgarian...
Silvio Danailov giving a simul in Slivnitsa on October 26th
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 18:11
On October 26th, Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union, officially opened the first school chess year in the town of Slivnitsa, Bulgaria. Slivnitsa is the first EU municipality to introduce chess as a school subject, in accordance with the EU's Chess in Schools project. Silvio Danailov giving a simul in Slivnitsa on October 26th...
Bulgarian Chess Federation sues FIDE for London 2013 bidding procedure
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 15:12
The Bulgarian Chess Federation is taking FIDE to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the bidding procedure of the Candidates tournament that's now scheduled for March 2013 in London. The BCF seeks the annulment of the contract between FIDE and Agon, and believes that the new FIDE Statutes "jeopardise the rights to fair procedure and just...
2016 Olympiad to Baku (and other results of the FIDE General Assembly)
Friday, September 14, 2012 18:43
The 2016 World Chess Olympiad will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. This was the result of a vote at the FIDE General Assembly last Saturday. The FIDE Executive Board at the General Assembly | All photos courtesy of the FIDE & the Istanbul Olympiad Again, we look back and summarize the most important events of the 83rd FIDE Congress and General...
New FIDE Statutes approved; Kasparov friends with FIDE again!?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 21:45
As is tradition, alongside the Olympiad in Istanbul the FIDE Congress was held. For a week officials and delegates got together to discuss chess related matters and vote on important projects and proposals. This week we look back and summarize the most important events of the 83rd FIDE Congress. In the first article, today we focus on the FIDE...
Proposed changes FIDE Statutes analyzed by White & Case
Friday, August 31, 2012 0:14
The Bulgarian, English and American chess federations have hired the prestigious law firm White & Case to analyze the proposed changes to the FIDE Statutes which will be discussed at the upcoming FIDE Congress. An open letter was sent to all federations on Thursday with White & Case's findings. Although the main event is of course the...
Suat Atalik
Friday, August 10, 2012 11:06
Responding to the ACP's recent open letter, GM Suat Atalik states that he is not going to "take part in any negotiations with these people concerning illegal decisions they have taken so far." The Turkish grandmaster points out that the President of the Greek Chess Federation, Georgios Makropoulos, and the President of the Turkish Chess Federation...