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Sunday, May 05, 2013 23:08
On the first day of the Presidential Board meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan the World Chess Federation officially granted the World Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen to Chennai, India. This was tweeted by several FIDE officials on Sunday, and later confirmed by a press release by the All Indian Chess Federation. After the...
Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:56
Due to the Tata Steel chess tournament the news escaped our attention at first, but now it's definitely on our radar: the introduction of "player licences" by FIDE. At the end of January this was announced by the World Chess Federation, and it was subsequently criticized by many national federations. Earlier this week, in a very brief email...