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FIDE adds 2 GMs, 4 WGMs, 19 IMs, and 2 WIMs

2nd quarter FIDE Presidential Board meeting in ElistaFIDE has approved new titles at the 2nd quarter Presidential Board held in Elista, RUS from 5 to 7 of April 2012. Among them are 2 GMs, 4 WGMs, 19 IMs, and 2 WIMs.

More news from the PB in Elista are here, including the Caissa Award for Women’s Chess for Hou Yifan , a report on the FIDE World Championship Match in Moscow in May 2011, and a conformation that the FIDE Candidates Tournament would be held in London in March 2013.



Yu, Ruiyuan CHN
Batchuluun, Tsegmed MGL
Mammadova, Gulnar Marfat qizi AZE
Ziaziulkina, Nastassia BLR
Goryachkina, Aleksandra RUS
Ivakhinova, Inna RUS
Baghdasaryan, Vahe ARM
Gabuzyan, Hovhannes ARM
Simonian, Tigran ARM
Tovmasian, Vardges ARM
Tao, Trevor AUS
Minhazuddin, Ahmed BAN
Geirnaert, Steven BEL
Ortega Amarelle, Mariano CUB
Sodoma, Jan CZE
Arribas Lopez, Angel ESP
Espineira Gonzalez, Diego ESP
Pardo Simon, David ESP
Bluebaum, Matthias GER
Koch, Thomas GER
Horvath, David HUN
Valsecchi, Alessio ITA
Artemiev, Vladislav RUS
Eliseev, Urii RUS
Csiba, Dominik SVK
Enkhtuul, Altanulzii MGL
Foisor, Mihaela-Veronica ROU


FIDE has also approved titles conditional on rating:


Bajarani, Ulvi AZE
Schuh, Dirk GER
Matuszewski, Michal POL
Syrchikov, Alexander RUS
Battey, Alexander USA
Wang, Philip Xiao USA
Umudova, Nargiz AZE
Papp, Petra HUN
Kharmunova, Nadezhda RUS

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