Archive for FIDE

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:23
The name of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was mentioned in worldwide mainstream media on Tuesday, and again it was related to Muammar Gaddafi. According to Russian press agency Interfax, the FIDE President spoke on the phone with the Libyan dictator, who said he was still in Tripoli. Ilyumzhinov and Gaddafi playing chess on June 12th, 2011 Like many, on...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 21:33
"Ilyumzhinov has been poisoning the roots of chess since he took office, a steady campaign to trivialize the game and its players," writes Garry Kasparov, in his latest column for New in Chess Magazine. The 13th World Champion is more critical than ever towards the FIDE President. For the last few years, Garry Kasparov has been writing a column...
Monday, August 08, 2011 23:17
Several chess media published a FIDE press release earlier today with the news that the 2012 World Championship Match between Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand has been awarded to Moscow. We were about to go live as well, when we received an intriguing follow-up email: "FIDE will issue a new Press Release in the next few hours. Please refrain from...
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 19:10
On August 28th the first round of the FIDE World Cup is scheduled. Recenty FIDE published the list of participants and the first round pairings, which were soon 'updated'. However, the pairings and pairings tree currently published on the official website cannot be mutually correct. And why wasn't Anish Giri invited? Recenty FIDE published the...
Friday, July 22, 2011 1:37
Former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzanov from Uzbekistan has sent an open letter to the World Chess Federation with quite a revolutionary idea: to abolish the draw in chess altogether. "This way the expectations of the crowd will never be deceived. There will always be a winner, there will always be blood. (...) It will be good for our sport...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:53
After Moscow FIDE has now also received a bid from Chennai to host the Anand-Gelfand World Championship Match next year. This was announced yesterday afternoon in Chennai by the FIDE President and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State Mme J. Jayalalithaa. Chennai is planning to spend 200 million rupees (approximately $4.5 million). By winning...
Friday, July 01, 2011 8:47
On the new FIDE ratings list of July 1st, 2011 Magnus Carlsen holds the number 1 position. Thanks to his victory at the Kings' Tournament in Romania, the Norwegian passed World Champion Vishy Anand (India) again. Sergey Karjakin from Russia is now the world's 4th player while Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) is on 7th place. Finishing on 6.5/10 at the...
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Monday, June 13, 2011 16:18
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced he held a two-hour meeting on Sunday in Tripoli with the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Libya is currently in a state of civil war, with NATO and allies engaged in bombing raids, and Gaddafi himself accused of war crimes by the International Criminal Court. Three updates. By Colin McGourty We'll start...
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 18:45
The FIDE rating list will appear monthly, the deadline for bidding for the Anand-Gelfand match has been extended, the list of 2011 World Cup qualifiers has been published (with Sebastien Feller on it) and there is now a Foundation for Modernisation of FIDE. We bring some updates from the FIDE front, resulting from the Presidential Board meeting...
Saturday, May 28, 2011 21:19
The Candidates Maches in Kazan, Russia led to lots of controversy: many chess fans and media criticised both the participants and FIDE for the high number of draws. The subject has led to a verbal dog fight between ECU President Silvio Danailov and FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos, while GM Emil Sutovsky, on behalf of the World...

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