I appreciate very much the work Mr. Ilyumzhinov has done in the past as FIDE President, I cannot forget how he rescued FIDE from its financial problems in 1995 and how much he has spent from his own pocket for chess, nevertheless our main obligation is with FIDE as an institution and we must protect it from anything that may harm its work.
President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) Andrey Filatov talks to “R-Sport” special correspondent Oleg Bogatov, summing up the past chess year and outlining the key tasks for 2016: to win the Candidates’ Tournament in Moscow in March and the World Chess Olympiad in Baku in August. He also speaks about the specifics of the [...]
About the digital revolution in Brazil
Interview by Chris Torres
Over the years, we have developed a good array of teaching materials, support materials, especially our web sites and, in the last year or so the exciting developments of online teacher preparation and a curriculum for pre-school children.
All in all, this was a wonderful year for Russian chess. Two players from our country utilized the very last chance and qualified for the Candidates tournament – Karjakin won the World Cup, and Svidler was the runner-up. Tomashevsky and Jakovenko won two FIDE Grand Prix tournaments. Grischuk, Kramnik, and Nepomniachtchi won medals of the World Rapid and Blitz championships.
The FIDE’s slogan is “We are a family”. This large family is sharing noble values such as peace, fraternity, fair play, respect, sharing, wisdom, solidarity, patience, work, search for perfection and many other values.
Extensive interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
World Champion Magnus Carlsen will make an appearance on primetime TV today. Magnus will be a guest on BBC 1’s One Show, which airs tonight at 7pm GMT. The One Show is one of Britain’s most popular daily shows with between 4 and 6 million people tuning in every evening. Magnus will be taking on [...]
Restrictive measures against FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov were introduced on Wednesday, November 25, because he was allegedly “materially assisting and acting for or on behalf of the Government of Syria, Central Bank of Syria,” the U.S. Department of Treasury said in a statement. The Russian Financial Alliance Bank, which is co-owned by Ilyumzhinov and Syrian [...]