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Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:49
Chess.com has obtained a document that suggests that Agon, Andrew Paulson's company that holds the rights to organize chess events in the World Championship cycle, is secretly run by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov himself. According to the contract, which is signed by both the FIDE President and Mr Paulson, it is Mr Ilyumzhinov who owns 51% of the shares....
Ivanov Again Suspended by Bulgarian Chess Federation
Monday, December 23, 2013 8:50
It's the time of lists, Top 10s, Top 2000s, that kind of thing. For chess it's not difficult to determine who has been competing strongly with Magnus Carlsen for the title of person of the year: Borislav Ivanov. (We'll let our readers decide who won this contest.) And he's making our news section one more time in 2013, because it has become clear...
FIDE November ratings: Carlsen 1st, Anand 8th
Friday, November 01, 2013 10:10
Most chess fans are more interested in the live ratings these days, but after a huge number of top events have finished, it's a good idea to check on the official FIDE ratings. The World Chess Federation published its November 2013 list on Thursday. The top 3 is still 1. Magnus Carlsen, 2. Levon Aronian and 3. Vladimir Kramnik. Hikaru Nakamura is...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:28
On Monday night in Tallinn (Estonia) Garry Kasparov announced his candidacy for the 2014 FIDE Presidential Elections. The 13th World Champion aims to "revitalize FIDE with a focus on serving the national federations and raising the commercial profile of chess worldwide." Among Kasparov's team members are the current FIDE General Secretary Ignatius...
FIDE World Cup to start on Sunday
Thursday, August 08, 2013 23:37
One of the most important chess events of the year will be opened on Saturday: the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø, Norway. 128 players (or 127, as recent news suggests) will fight in a knockout tournament with a 1.6 million prize fund. The winner and the runner up will qualify to the 2014 Candidates Tournament. Part of the World Championship cycle, the...
Macieja on fighting cheating in chess
Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:53
Polish grandmaster Bartek Macieja posted a new article on his blog yesterday about fighting cheating in chess. We decided to cross-post it in full on the home page, because many of you might have missed it: A week ago Chessbase published an interview with two grandmasters: Irina Lymar and Oleg Korneev. The topic was important, many valuable...
FIDE July 1 ratings: Caruana enters world's top 3
Monday, July 01, 2013 16:48
For the first time in his career, Fabiano Caruana has entered the world's top 3 in the official FIDE ratings. The Italian has surpassed Vladimir Kramnik after winning 22 points this month. The Russian, who lost 19 points, dropped to 4th place. Vishy Anand dropped to #8 as he lost 11 points. The new FIDE rating list was published on Sunday night at...
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013 11:04
FIDE/CNC will be launching "an online playing zone with very strong anti cheating technology". This was reported on the FIDE website. It is a joint project between FIDE and CNC with a term of ten years. The project will be run on the CNC web.  The playing zone will be free for anyone to register and play chess there. But users who wants to earn...
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Monday, June 03, 2013 21:58
"Following the recommendations of the Ethics and World Championship and Olympiads Commission, FIDE has paid the difference in prize fund to those effected by Sebastien Feller’s disqualification. FIDE hopes to present the correct medals at the Tromso Olympiad." This was posted on the FIDE website. The gold medal now goes to Mateusz Bartel (POL),...
Friday, May 31, 2013 16:25
This week representatives of the World Chess Federation were in Saint Petersburg, attending the 2013 SportAccord Convention. On Wednesday a chess presentation was given by local grandmasters Nikita Vitiugov & Maxim Matlakov, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was elected President of the International Mind Sports Association and the FIDE people...

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