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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....
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...
New FIDE Statutes approved; Kasparov friends with FIDE again!?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 21:45
As is tradition, alongside the Olympiad in Istanbul the FIDE Congress was held. For a week officials and delegates got together to discuss chess related matters and vote on important projects and proposals. This week we look back and summarize the most important events of the 83rd FIDE Congress. In the first article, today we focus on the FIDE...
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...
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...
FIDE responds to Nigel Short: "There is nothing 'Kafkaesque' about this"
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:36
As we reported on July 10th, the case between the English & Georgian chess federations vs FIDE was dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) a week before. FIDE claimed to have won the case, but Nigel Short stated that "FIDE simply escaped on a technicality". Now, FIDE has sent us a response to Nigel Short, which we'll consider an...
Anand-Gelfand: inspection of the playing hall
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 18:00
Yesterday Vishy Anand, Boris Gelfand, a number of officials and team members inspected the venue for the World Championship match: the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery. The official website reported: In accordance with the match regulations for the chess crown, the world champion and the challenger for this title conducted an...