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Letter of the President of Ukrainian Chess Federation

Letter of the President of Ukrainian Chess Federation

The circumstances around the election of FIDE President encourage me to address my colleagues with this letter.

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2018

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2018

Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the Abu Dhabi chess festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 6-16th August in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE. 1. Masters Tournament: Open to all FIDE rated players with standard [...]

FIDE Forward campaign website launched: Press Release

FIDE Forward campaign website launched: Press Release

As the FIDE elections of 3 October are approaching, we are pleased to announce the launch of our “FIDE Forward” campaign website.

Police confirms fake ECU from Delaware forged bank documents

Police confirms fake ECU from Delaware forged bank documents

ECU Press Release 31.07.2018 A Brief history of the case: In May 2011 a group of individuals established an offshore shadow company in Delaware, U.S.A. named “European Chess Union LLC” Delaware and the same time, through this company, they opened a bank account in Slovenia. From 2011 to 2015, forging bank documents, invoices, letters and [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal 2018

Russian Championships Superfinal 2018

The Superfinals of 71st Russian men’s championship and 68th Russian women’s championship will take place from 24th August till 6th September 2018 in Satka, Chelyabinsk Oblast. The following players are eligible to take part in the tournaments: Men: Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Fedoseev, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Ernesto Inarkiev, Mikhail Kobalia, Daniil [...]

Arkady Dvorkovich in the pre-sanctions list of the US Treasury: New problems for FIDE?

Arkady Dvorkovich in the pre-sanctions list of the US Treasury: New problems for FIDE?

After the inclusion of its former president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in the sanctions list of the US Treasury, the banking problems of FIDE seem to never end. According to our sources, this week one more European financial institution, LHV Bank with branches in London and Tallinn, refused to open an account for FIDE although it is [...]

Judit Polgar designs educational program for China

Judit Polgar designs educational program for China

Multiple Olympic champion’s innovative educational chess programs Chess Palace and Chess Playground are set to be introduced into Chinese schools to help the younger generation prepare for the challenges of our future. In the 21st century, chess is more than just a sport but an opportunity, at least according to Olympic chess champion Judit Polgár [...]

FIDE-TRG Trainer Awards 2017

FIDE-TRG Trainer Awards 2017

The FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the tenth FIDE-TRG Trainer Awards Results for 2017. The final results were decided (voted) by the following Experts’ Panel, consisting of seven members, with reputation and knowledge in the field of training:   Experts’ Panel: 1. Nigel Freeman (Bermuda) – FIDE Executive Director (Chairman) 2. Israel [...]

FIDE Ethics Commission suspends Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (Updated)

FIDE Ethics Commission suspends Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (Updated)

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 [...]

Nomination for Americas Presidential Ticket

Nomination for Americas Presidential Ticket

Within the specified deadline the Confederation of Chess for Americas (CCA) Secretariat has received only the Continental Ticket of Mr. Jorge Vega, nominated by 21 national federations. The ticket consists of: Jorge Vega GUA – President Darcy Lima BRA – Deputy President Russell Smith TTO – Secretary General Allan Herbert BAR – Treasurer Ricardo Dos [...]

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