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Hungarian Chess Federation letter about Anna Rudolf’s case

Ethics commision asked to take action


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To the FIDE Ethics Commission

15th January 2008, Budapest

On behalf of the Hungarian Chess Federation I strongly protest against the unethical behavior of chessplayers Oleg Krivonosov, Vladimir Lazarev and Ilmars Starostits at the Vandoeuvre Open. Their unfair attacks against Ms Anna Rudolf reveal their preconception and prejudice against a female chessplayer and violate the FIDE Code of Ethics. Ms Anna Rudolf’s opponent even refused to shake hands with her before starting the game in the last round.

Throughout the tournament they deprived Ms Rudolf of being able to concentrate on the games by constantly accusing her of cheating. The ’gentlemen’ mentioned above did not provide any evidence of their claims. However, they showed extensive knowledge of cheating methods. (Source: Ugly story at Vandoeuvre Open,

I declare that Ms Anna Rudolf has been playing chess for 15 years and there has never been even a subtle sign of her being unfair or using analysing programs while playing games at chess tournaments.

We believe that chess games should be played on the board according to FIDE rules avoiding threats and psychological pressure on the opponent.

As a consequence of the unacceptable behaviour of the mentioned chess players, we firmly appeal to the FIDE Ethics Commission to examine the case in order to declare the behaviour of the mentioned players unethical and provide peaceful atmosphere for Ms Anna Rudolf at Capella-La-Grande in February 2008.

Zsolt Korpics FM, IA, IO

Secretary General

Peter Rajcsanyi

FIDE Delegate

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