2018 Batumi Chess Olympiad Principals

1 week 6 days ago


CHIEF ARBITER:   IA A’ Nikolopoulos, Takis (GRE)       DEPUTY CHIEF ARBITER:   IA B’ Salama, Omar (ISL): Open Section     IA B’ Japaridze, Marika (GEO): Women Section       SECTOR ARBITER - ANTICHEATING:   IA A’ Deventer, Klaus (GER)       SECTOR ARBITER - OPEN SECTION:   IA D’ Kytharidis, Argiris (GRE)     IA B’ Bailleul, Geert (BEL)     IA A’ Anantharam R. (IND)     IA A’ Abdulrahim, Mahdi (UAE)     IA B’ Khaled, Hassan (EGY)     IA D’ Martinez Garcia, Jose (MEX)       SECTOR ARBITER - WOMEN SECTION:   IA A’ Jarecki, Carol (IVB)     IA D’ Asanov, Bolat (KAZ)     IA B’ Tandashvili, Margarita (GEO)     IA B’ Khairallah, Elias (LBN)       TAP:   Chairman: IA A’ Stubenvoll, Werner (AUT)     Member: IA B’ Krause, Christian (GER)     Member: Herzog, Heinz (AUT)     Member: IA A’ Holowczak, Alex (ENG)       APPEALS COMMITTEE:   Chairman: IA Jorge Vega (GUA)     Member: IA Hesham Elgendy (EGY)     Member: Boris Kutin (SLO)

Olympiad website batumi2018.fide.com

Bidding opens to Host the 2020 World Chess Candidates Tournament

2 weeks 3 days ago

London-based World Chess, the official organizer of the World Chess Championship Cycle, in partnership with FIDE, the sport’s governing body, has today published the ‘Call of Interest’ to find a host for the 2020 World Chess Candidates Tournament. Chess federations, sport or commercial organizations, cities and countries are encouraged to apply.

The Candidates is one of the most exciting events in the sport, and the most intense: eight top grandmasters fight for a shot at the World Championship title. The winner of the tournament will play against the reigning Champion in the Match later that year.

The last Candidates Tournament, held in Berlin, Germany, had a media reach of 1.5 billion people. The online viewing audience reached 7 million. The last World Championship match, held in New York between Carlsen Magnus and Sergey Karjakin, in 2016, enjoyed record-breaking coverage with the total media audience for the whole event topping 1.5 billion. Ticket sales revenue topped $700,000.

World Chess is breaking with the tradition of ‘outsourcing’ the organization of chess events — a standard policy in the past. It will grant the winning hosting party the position of National Partner with specific sponsorship and commercial rights, allowing the Tournament to be more profitable. World Chess will be responsible for ‘look and feel’ of the Tournament and its digital presence, preserving and developing the brand of chess.

Ilya Merenzon, the chief executive of World Chess, said: “Chess is a unique sport: it’s both traditional and modern. We will be very happy to bring this amazing tournament to a country where all of these attributes shine.

We are looking forward to working with chess federations, politicians and entrepreneurs to make this event global.”

Visa eligibility, ease of travel, infrastructure, national sponsor interest, media presence and financial conditions will be considered as part of the criteria for suitability.

Bids should be presented not later than on 15th December 2018, 13:00 GMT by email to: office@worldchess.com.

FIDE reports Mr. Ilyumzhinov to the Ethics Commission

3 weeks ago

To address inquiries and rumors that have come up in the press, FIDE Deputy President, Mr. Georgios Makropoulos, confirms that pursuant to the authorization provided by the FIDE Presidential Board by virtue of its decision at the 2018 1st Quarter Presidential Board meeting held 6 - 9 April, in Minsk, Belarus, a Report has been submitted to the FIDE Ethics Commission against FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov under the provisions of the FIDE Code of Ethics.

Announcement regarding fake "World Championships"

3 weeks 1 day ago

FIDE has noticed that a private company from Germany, named "Amateur Chess Organisation (ACO)" is advertising events with the misleading name “World Senior Chess Championships” supposed to be held in Crete, Greece in October 2018. These events do not have any official recognition from FIDE. Furthermore, the above mentioned private company is abusing the FIDE ratings and the title "World Championships" to misguide players into believing that these events might be official world championships.

FIDE is the only global organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold the World Championships in chess of all categories and age groups. FIDE also informs its national federations and their players that these so called by ACO "World Senior Chess Championships" are not the official FIDE championships and they will not be included in the FIDE rating list.

The only official and real World Senior Chess Championships 2018 are organized this year by FIDE in Slovenia, from 17 to 30 November, and the official website is wscc2018.european-chessacademy.com 

FIDE is obliged to protect all member National Chess Federations and their players from practices of misleading and fake “World Championships”. The relevant FIDE administrative bodies will soon examine the issue in detail and in accordance with the FIDE regulations for the registration and licensing of organisers, players, trainers and arbiters.

The Arab Chess Federation meeting in Sharjah

3 weeks 1 day ago

FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos was invited to attend the meeting of the Arab Chess Federation and the 23rd International Blitz/Rapid Championship in the UAE. The meeting took place in the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club with the presence of honorable President of the Arab Chess Federation (ACF) Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla and other distinguished members of the ACF board on 26th of May.

113 players took part in the 23rd Sharjah Rapid international chess championship 2018. Efstratios Grivas from Greece became the winner, while Walter Arencibia Rodriguez from Cuba took silver and Nodirbek Yakubboev from Uzbekistan won bronze medal.

Final Results of Rapid 

Gabriel Sargissian from Armenia won the 23rd Sharjah Blitz international chess championship 2018. Viktor Moskalenko came second and Salem A.R. Saleh from the UAE is on the third place. 131 players took part in the blitz tournament.

Final Results of Blitz 

From left to right: Sami Khader (Jordan), Fayes al Shammari (Kuwait), Khalid ez Aldeen (Palestine), Dhafer Madhloom (Iraq) and Husan Turdialiev (Uzbekistan) and Brahim bin Jalool (Algeria) and Georgios Makropoulos (Greece) and Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla (UAE), Kholood Al Zarouni (UAE), Anastasia Sorokina (Belarus), Husain Al Shamsi (UAE), Sultan Al Taher (UAE), AL Shadily Al Rahamani (Tunisia), Mohammed Al Husseini (Egypt) and Rajai Al Susi (Palestine).

World Cadet U8, U10, U12 Championships 2018

3 weeks 6 days ago

International Chess Federation (FIDE), Spanish Chess Federation (FEDA), Galician Chess Federation (FEGAXA) and the World Cadet Chess Championships 2018 Organizing Committee, have the honor to invite all the FIDE member Chess Federations to participate in the FIDE World Cadets Chess Championships 2018 (under 8, under 10 and under 12 years old – open and girls), which will take place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, between November the 3rd, 2018 (arrival) and November 16th, 2018 (departure).


Official website: www.wccc2018.com


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