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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...
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...
No "Gens Una Sumus" for Russian chess journalist?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 23:30
Evgeny Surov, the editor-in-chief of the popular Russian news site Chess-news, is not allowed to work at the Olympiad in Istanbul. Last week Surov received an email from the Turkish organizers in which it was said that he wouldn't receive press accreditation, but Surov travelled to Istanbul anyway. Today the Russian journalist was not allowed to...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:32
Last night the 40th Chess Olympiad was officially opened at the WOW Convention center in Istanbul, Turkey. The drawing of lots resulted in the black pieces for top seed Russia in round 1 of the Open section while China will start with the white pieces in their first match in the Women's section. The opening ceremony seen from the audience | All...
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...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 14:51
The "Negroponte 2012" open tournament, which was supposed to take place 9-17 August in Chalkis, Greece has been blocked by the Greek Chess Federation, after the organizers had publicly stated that GM Suat Atalik would be accepted to play in their tournament. In a letter distributed to participants, the organizers write that the Greek Chess...
Ali Nihat Yazici
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:19
Ali Nihat Yazici, the President of the Turkish Chess Federation, has proposed to "suspend from FIDE" the seven chess federations that started two court cases against the World Chess Federation recently. The proposal is put on the agenda of the FIDE Congress which will be held next month in Istanbul. Ali Nihat Yazici | Photo by Anastasia Karlovich...
Ali Nihat Yazici
Thursday, July 12, 2012 16:04
In an unexpected (and somewhat surreal) twist of events, Ali Nihat Yazici has returned in the function of FIDE Vice President. In a letter addressed to Yazici, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov "refuses" his resignation, and Yazici "respects" Ilyumzhinov's decision.  Ali Nihat Yazici, a FIDE Vice President again | Photo by Anastasia Karlovich...
GM Suat Atalik
Friday, July 06, 2012 13:43
Suat Atalik has been banned from playing chess in Greece. The Turkish grandmaster, who was earlier punished with a 15-month ban from international play by his own federation, forwarded email communication between tournament organizers and the Greek Chess Federation to several chess media. Following a ban from the federation, the organizers...
Ali Nihat Yazici
Monday, June 25, 2012 14:07
On June 7th we reported that the organizers of the upcoming Olympiad in Istanbul, the Turkish Chess Federation, will not accept arbiters from seven chess federations. A few days later these federations issued a formal protest to FIDE. More criticism followed, from the Association of Chess Professionals, the European Chess Union, the Russian Chess...

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