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Ilyumzhinov shakes hands with Sean Penn, the Dalai Lama and... Bachar Assad
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 14:07
Here we go again. It seems that every time there is a new candidate for the title of world's most dubious leader, our FIDE President sees this as a reason to invite himself for a cup of coffee. Last weekend Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Syria and on Sunday he had a three-hour talk with the President of Syria Bachar Assad in Damascus. In the past we'...
Some thoughts on Ray Keene's interview with Andrew Paulson
Friday, March 16, 2012 17:28
Last week an interview appeared online with Andrew Paulson, the American businessman who signed a contract with FIDE to organize the next two World Championship cycles. The interview was conducted by English GM Raymond Keene and although many critical questions were asked, somehow many important aspects still remained unclear. Andrew Paulson |...
Svidler, Grischuk and Ivanchuk qualified for... what exactly?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:45
In this year's FIDE World Cup, which concluded last Monday, the first three players qualified for the next Candidates event. But what will this event look like? What we know is that, like in Kazan in May this year, there will be eight players. But will there be matches again, or will there be a round-robin tournament? Until early September, the...