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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 16:01
Today the third FIDE Grand Prix in the 2012-2013 series will be officially opened in Zug, Switzerland. The participants are Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Fabiano Caruana, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Morozevich, Peter Leko, Gata Kamsky, Ruslan Ponomariov, Anish Giri and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Most of the...
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 17:21
Last Saturday we posted news about FIDE trying to introduce player licences. It seemed that with such a licence, it would be necessary for every player who wishes to participate in a FIDE rated event to first register with their national federation and send their passport number, which can lead to all kinds of problems. We have now received FIDE's...
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...
English & Georgian chess federations vs FIDE
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:35
Once more we'll return to the the case between the English & Georgian chess federations vs FIDE, which was dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on July 3rd. Yesterday Nigel Short sent us a letter in which he responds to FIDE's reponse to his comments on how FIDE reported on the case on July 5th. That last sentence already...
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...