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Silvio Danailov: "Our lawyers are studying the case"
Monday, March 19, 2012 16:15
Silvio Danailov is still considering to take FIDE to court for the way they treated the Bulgarian bid to host the 2012 Candidates Tournament. "Our lawyers are studying the case and preparing the report," says the President of the European Chess Union. Silvio Danailov Last Friday we posted an opinion article on the recent Andrew Paulson interview...
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 |...
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Saturday, March 10, 2012 21:05
The organizers informed us about the Scottish Blitz Championship which takes place on Saturday 16th June. What follows is their press release: The first FIDE-rated Scottish Blitz Championship will be held at the Quincentenary building, Royal Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh. The international event will take place on Saturday 16th June with a guaranteed...
FIDE confirms London, announces 4-year schedule - players' comments
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 21:13
The FIDE Candidates Tournament will be held October 24th-November 12th, 2012 in London. This was announced in a brief press release published on Monday on the FIDE website. In another press release, FIDE gives a 4-year schedule for two World Championship cycles, and names cities like Paris and Madrid as locations for new Grand Prix tournaments....
March FIDE ratings: Caruana enters the top 10
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 17:39
For the first time in his career, Fabiano Caruana (Italy) entered the world's top 10. On the March 1 FIDE rating list, the 19-year-old Italian grandmaster occupies the 7th spot with a 2767 rating. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) re-entered the top 10 and is 6th, with 2771. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) still tops the list with a rating of 2835. Levon Aronian's...
Official request from Bilbao organizers to FIDE to change Candidates dates
Monday, February 27, 2012 17:36
The organizers of the Grand Slam Masters Final have sent an official request to FIDE to reconsider the dates for the Candidates Tournament. The letter, which is addressed to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, is backed by both Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik. The FIDE Candidates Tournament, a qualifier for the 2013 World Championship Match, is...
Danailov to FIDE: "I will not allow such a mockery"
Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:05
Silvio Danailov has reacted strongly to the recent developments around FIDE and the World Championship cycle. The President of the European Chess Union threatened to take FIDE to court for the way they treated the Bulgarian bid to host the 2012 Candidates Tournament, according to Chessdom. Silvio Danailov With three reports we covered the story...
FIDE confirms agreements with CNC/Agon and Tretyakov
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:14
FIDE has signed an agreement with the companies CNC and Agon for the next World Championship cycle. CNC will be responsible for media, web and software rights, while Agon will be organising and funding the events. The contract with the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, where Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand will play the 2012 World Championship match in...
Tournament organizers and players not happy with Candidates Tournament dates
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 13:32
In a recent interview, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov mentioned the dates and location for the Candidates Tournament: 23 October-13 November 2012 in London. Thus far, FIDE hasn't published an official press release which confirms this, so nobody knows for sure what is the situation. One thing is clear: the players and the organisers of the...
The Candidates' in London; is FIDE selling its World Championship cycle?
Friday, February 10, 2012 11:14
This week there were rumours about the next Candidates Tournament being held in London, as a result of a tweet by the assistant of the FIDE President. These rumours seem to have been confirmed now by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. In their own report on the recent Presidential Board meeting, FIDE only mentions that a decision on the bids...

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