FIDE Presidential Board in Khanty-Mansiysk

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

FIDE Presidential Board in Khanty-MansiyskThe 1st quarter FIDE Presidential Board was held on 30th March at the conference room of Ugra Classic Complex in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

The meeting was opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhninov and Khanty-Mansiysk Mayor and Ugra Chess Federation President Vassily Filipenko.

Mayor Vassily Filipenko welcomed the guests and wished a pleasant stay in Khanty-Mansiysk.

President Ilyumzhninov thanked the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and Ugra Chess Federation for their hospitality and excellent organization of the FIDE World Candidates Tournament.

The Board greeted the newly elected President of Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov, who attended the meeting together with the senior RCF officials.

The President then gave a report stating what he had done since the FIDE Presidential Board in Chennai.

Oman and Burkina Faso are accepted as new member federations of FIDE. The application of South Sudan is pending the resolution of the IOC status and the valid federation Statutes.

The Board supported President’s request for resignation of General Secretary Ignatius Leong.

The Board reviewed the FIDE Commissions’ reports.

New International Arbiter, International Organizer, Trainer titles, and over the board titles have been approved.

The WCOC report was agreed: there will be four Grand Prix events if we have all four signed by May 31st. If not, the places in the Candidates Tournament will be given one to the World Cup and one to the next highest on the Ratings list, instead of the Grand Prix.

As FIDE was informed that three Federations wanted to bid for 2018 Olympiad and no bids had been seen at the time of PB, the PB agreed to extend bidding by 15 days until 15th April.

Among other decisions, SPICE Webster and Marshall Chess Club were approved as FIDE Academies on the request by the FIDE Trainers Commission.

The Board condemned by unanimous vote the former World Champion Garry Kasparov for insulting the International Olympic Committee and its President Thomas Bach.

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Parimarjan Negi joins the ACP Board

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

ACP General Secretary Bartlomiej Macieja announced that Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi became member of the ACP Board.

“India, led by the world champion Viswanathan Anand, has recently become one of the most impressively growing chess countries. We are proud to announce that one of India’s best player, 20-year old Parimarjan Negi, has joined the ACP Board to share his experience and ideas.”

Parimarjan Negi

“His active involvement will definitely help the ACP to promote and develop chess worldwide, as well as to better understand and even more efficiently solve problems that chess professionals encounter in Asia.

Parimarjan Negi has replaced Evgeny Najer, who had had to step down due to professional and private reasons.

The ACP Board would like to thank Evgeny Najer for his contribution and wish Parimarjan Negi fruitful work.”

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Nigel Freeman about FIDE Presidential Board

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Chess News & Events | 0 comments

FIDE Executive Director Nigel Freeman elaborates the decisions of the FIDE Presidential Board that was held this morning in Chennai, India.

Chessdom: Good morning Mr. Freeman, the World Championship match has now officially been opened, how do you like it so far?

Nigel Freeman: In FIDE we are very impressed by the organization so far. The hotel is excellent and the conditions provided for players, teams, and guests are of highest standard. The opening ceremony was spectacular.

I want to underline the importance of the Chief Minister Ms. Jayalalithaa, who provided the finances for this event to come true, and of course the role of FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov who meets all the important people that invest in chess.

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Chessdom: The Presidential Board was held this morning in Chennai. What are the most important decisions?

Nigel Freeman: As the World Championship match is going on now and everyone is interested in how the World Chess Championship cycle will progress, I believe the most relevant decision was for the future cycle.

The World Championship report was agreed, there will be six Grand Prix events, however, only if we have all six signed by December 31st. If not, by June next year there will be four, again counting only the signed ones. If not, the places in the Candidates Tournament will be given on the World Cup, ratings, and other ways rather than the Grand Prix.

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Chessdom: What other decisions were made during the Presidential Board?

Nigel Freeman: The Presidential Board in Chennai is just a month after the Executive Board in Tallinn, therefore, we have just a few updates. There are several new International Arbiter, International Organizer, Trainer titles, and over the board titles approved (ed. note: full lists later on the FIDE website).

PB Board

Regarding the playing zone, it was agreed no one knows how it will work properly and what is going to happen, so the Presidential Board will continuously amend the rules and regulations. We can never get a perfect one immediately, so Ignatius Leong and Georgios Makropoulos will decide on things related to it and later bring them to the PB to approve.

Among other decisions, David Jarrett will go and inspect the sites for the World’s Seniors, while the Chicago Chess Academy was approved on the request by the FIDE Trainers Commission.

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German Knight Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Golden Roswood with Walnut Chess Board – 2.75″ King

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Wood Chess Pieces | 0 comments

German Knight Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Golden Roswood with Walnut Chess Board – 2.75″ King

German Knight Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Golden Roswood with Walnut Chess Board - 2.75


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ChessCentral’s 4″ Conqueror Plastic Chess Set includes Chess Board and Zippered Chess Piece Pouch

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Plastic Chess Pieces | 3 comments

ChessCentral’s 4″ Conqueror Plastic Chess Set includes Chess Board and Zippered Chess Piece Pouch

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Vinyl Folding Chess Board Black & Camel – 2″ Squares

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Chess Boards | 0 comments

Vinyl Folding Chess Board Black & Camel – 2″ Squares

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