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List of titles approved by the Executive Board in Antalya, Turkey

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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FIDE publishes the list of titles approved by the Executive Board held in Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey on 13-14 October 2017.

GM  FED
Martirosyan, Haik M.  ARM
Mikaelyan, Arman  ARM
Petrosyan, Manuel  ARM
Smirnov, Anton  AUS
Gorovets, Andrey  BLR
Santiago, Yago De Moura  BRA
Xu, Xiangyu  CHN
Oliva Castaneda, Kevel  CUB
Quesada Perez, Yasser  CUB
Fernandez, Daniel Howard  ENG
Guerra Mendez, Jose Angel  ESP
Delorme, Axel  FRA
Anurag, Mhamal  IND
Puranik, Abhimanyu  IND
Thejkumar, M. S.  IND
Mosadeghpour, Masoud  IRI
Kobo, Ori  ISR
Steinberg, Nitzan  ISR
Meskovs, Nikita  LAT
Hamitevici, Vladimir  MDA
Sadzikowski, Daniel  POL
Paravyan, David  RUS
Matinian, Nikita  RUS
Zaitsev, Alexander  RUS
Ali Marandi, Cemil Can  TUR
Erdogdu, Mert  TUR
Shevchenko, Kirill  UKR
Vorontsov, Pavlo  UKR
   
WGM  FED
Fataliyeva, Ulviyya  AZE
Hernandez Moya, Yuleisy  CUB
Fuchs, Judith  GER
Klek, Hanna Marie  GER
   
IM  FED
Bakunts, Rafael  ARM
Gadimbayli, Abdulla  AZE
Sutkovic, Damir  BIH
Grib, Roman  BLR
Kleinman, Michael  CAN
Bao, Qilin  CHN
Liu, Yan  CHN
Duran Vega, Sergio  CRC
Tica, Sven  CRO
Albornoz Cabrera, Carlos Daniel  CUB
Borges Feria, Yasel  CUB
Diaz Perez, Michel Alejandro  CUB
Fernandez Guillen, Ernesto J.  CUB
Gomez Sanchez, Jorge Marcos  CUB
Guerra Mojena, Leandro  CUB
Pulpan, Jakub  CZE
Haria, Ravi  ENG
Pigott, John C  ENG
Gonzalez Trigal, Jose Luis  ESP
Ladron De Guevara Pinto, Paolo  ESP
Suarez Gomez, Julio  ESP
Eden, James  FRA
Sochacki, Wojtek  FRA
Beradze, Irakli  GEO
Kumsiashvili, Nikoloz  GEO
Carow, Johannes  GER
Keymer, Vincent  GER
Colpe, Malte  GER
Malikentzos, Sotirios  GRE
Kaczur, Florian  HUN
Csonka, Balazs  HUN
Chandra Prasad, Dhulipalla Bala  IND
Prince, Bajaj  IND
Raja, Harshit  IND
Rakesh, Kumar Jena  IND
Shvayger, Yuliya  ISR
Bontempi, Piero  ITA
Lai, Hing Ting  NED
Nouri, Hamed  PHI
Barski, Radoslaw  POL
Lobanov, Sergei  RUS
Rogac, Srdjan  SRB
Nayhebaver, Martin  SVK
Pechac, Jergus  SVK
Koksal, Ege  TUR
Soysal, Serkan  TUR
Gokerkan, Cem Kaan  TUR
Matviishen, Viktor  UKR
Sturt, Raven M  USA
Kaliksteyn, Alexander  USA
Sindarov, Javokhir  UZB
   
WIM  FED
Yao, Lan CHN
Forgas Moreno, Yaniela CUB
Miranda Rodriguez, Tania CUB
Haussernot, Cecile FRA
Vantika Agrawal IND
Dimitrova, Aleksandra RUS
Obolentseva, Alexandra RUS
Gajcin, Marina SRB
Injac, Teodora SRB
Martynkova, Olena UKR
Prudnykova, Olga I. UKR
   
IA FED
Di Franco, Mauro ARG
Sandler, Leonid AUS
White, Andre BAH
Miskic, Sejfudin BIH
Popova, Natalia BLR
Strelets, Igor I BLR
Han, Yajun CHN
Gonzalez Acosta, Paul Jesus CRC
Hassan, Wael EGY
Kamel, Ihab EGY
Madian, Usama EGY
Yunes, Samy EGY
Garcia Perez, Ramon ESP
Juberias Sequera, Santiago ESP
Brongers, Henk FRA
Feryn, Alexandre FRA
Lapeyere, Pierre FRA
Siradze, Salome GEO
Iskos, Alexandros GRE
Riga, Niki GRE
Tapas Kumar, Mohanty IND
Teli, Rajendra IND
Winston, G. IND
Madhav, Viswanathan Baba IND
Afshar, Fatemeh IRI
Jamadi Baher, Saeed IRI
Mollaghorbani, Bagher IRI
Niksresht, Homa IRI
Sharif Nataj, Khadijeh IRI
Azizi, Khatere IRI
Gal, Lior ISR
Miller, Donald JAM
Malaige, Antonio MOZ
Castaneda, Carlomario PER
Cuellar, Ulises PER
Olarte, Hernan PER
Viana, Eduardo Esudeiro POR
Rivera Mulero, Eduardo PUR
Bunbich, Vitaly RUS
Kalashnikov, Viktor RUS
Penzina, Vera RUS
Perevertkin, Vladimir RUS
Tan, Teck Leng Tony SGP
Nikolic, Petar J SRB
Petrovic, Vojkan SRB
Radosavljevic, Nebojsa SRB
Stanimirovic, Zoran SRB
Franzen, Thomas SWE
Annageldyev, Orazly TKM
Ergur, Fuat TUR
Kara, Aydin TUR
Uctu, Ahmet TUR
Murad, Abdulla UAE
Khripach, Artem UKR
Abate, Rudolf D USA
Atkins, Michael USA
Hater, David USA
Kummer, Michael J USA
Murimi, Simbarashe ZIM
   
FA FED
Martins, Valentino AHO
Vilte, Hectorduardo ARG
Borsuk, Yuriy BLR
Z|iaziulkina, Alena BLR
Keabofe, Onkemetse BOT
Tiroyamodimo, Roger BOT
Tsypin, Vadim CAN
Castro Guerra, Mario CHI
Pizzaro Soza, Francisco CHI
Liu, Yao CHN
Pan, Lixiang CHN
Araya Fuentes, Cristian CRC
Jimenez Rojas, Fabian CRC
Soto Olivera, Lester Jesus CUB
Garcia Beltran, Ibrahim CUB
Montilla Sencion, Crisanto Jose DOM
Hawas, Khaled EGY
Mohsen, Peter EGY
Jimenez Melguizo, Francisco ESP
Marcos Herrero, Francisco ESP
Robles Asuncion, German ESP
Denous, Cyprien FRA
Beria, Giorgi GEO
Schiefelbusch, Dirk GER
Anagnostou, Zoi GRE
Pahaki, Hristina-Despoina GRE
Psoma, Virginia GRE
Gyomber, Tamas HUN
Kapas, Robert HUN
Hariputra, Chessy Prila INA
Amit Kumar, Biswas IND
Anuj, Singari IND
Aranganatham, C IND
Bhabesh, Mohanty IND
Deepak Kumar, Narendra IND
Ganesh Chockalingam, Pillai IND
Hemprakash, Barsagahe IND
Mohapatra Santosh, Kumar IND
Prabhat Ranjan, Kumar IND
Rathi, Pavan IND
Sohani Vivek, Suhas IND
Vikas, Sahu IND
Karthik, Shetty IND
Anbarestani, Melika IRI
Eivazi, Halimeh IRI
Eskandari, Farazane IRI
Farnia, Fatemeh IRI
Jahangiri, Sepideh IRI
Khosravani, Gholam Hossein IRI
Kianpour, Mahdi IRI
Masih, Fatemeh IRI
Moosavian, S. Hamed IRI
Nasirpour, Farnaz IRI
Paridar, Shadi IRI
Rabiei, Vahid Reza IRI
Rava, Shirin IRI
Saeedi, Reza IRI
Salim, Mehdi IRI
Mohammed, ?bbas Mohammed IRQ
Mohammed, Ibrahim Hussein IRQ
Kalnins, Toms LAT
Laizans, Alvars LAT
Mihailovs, Arturs LAT
Putka, Verners LAT
A. Yusuf, Sofian MAS
Chuah, Jin Hai Jonathan MAS
Lim, Poay Sim MAS
Lucas, Charles MAS
Tham, Tick Hong Jax MAS
Gressli, Kristoffer NOR
Nesheim, Geir NOR
Cantilo-Paz, Thomas PAN
Garcia Contreras, Jesus File PER
Clesinski, Andrzej POL
De Wet, Anjurie RSA
Belikov, Yury RUS
Bykov, Vladimir RUS
Mayorova, Lyudmila RUS
Nikitin, Aleksey RUS
Stepanenko, Nikolay RUS
Arsic, Novica SRB
Lazovic, Milos SRB
Randjelovic, Dragana SRB
Naslud, Mikael SWE
Alhalak, Mohammad SYR
Zehrawi, Adeeb SYR
Cabbaroglu, Kurtulus TUR
Kacar, Yasemin TUR
Korkuc, Cagatay TUR
Ozkan, Derya TUR
Sapan, Umut TUR
Yildirim, Yucel TUR
Yildiz, Suat TUR
Almarzooqi, Eisa UAE
Omar, Noaman UAE
Pepa, Yurij UKR
Scherbov, Grigory UKR
Parmet, Daniel Eduard USA
Thorpe, Thomas WLS
Bwala, Gift ZAM
   
IO FED
Rivero Gonzalez, Carlos CUB
Oupindrin, Narayanin FRA
Arsenidze, Alexandre GEO
Vargas, Gabriela PAR
Baralic, Nebojsa SRB
Cinar Corlur, Nilufer TUR
Urosevic, Goran SRB
Maher, Musa SUD
Zarubitski, Mikalai BLR
Nakvanich, Sahapol THA
   
   
CONDITIONAL ON RATING  
IM FED
Muradli, Mahammad AZE
Mgeladze, Tamaz GEO
Singer, Christoph GER
Sarenac, David SRB
Li, Zhaozhi USA
   
CONDITIONAL ON INFO  
IA FED
Beltran Ortiz, Edda Georgina ESP
   
FA FED
Vinchev, Simeon BUL
Arribas, Robaina, Maritza CUB
Carstensen, Claus DEN
   
IO FED
Salazar Obando, Carlos CRC

Download the LIST of FA titles from Seminars approved by the Executive Board 2017.

Download the LIST OF NEW TRAINERS’ TITLES approved by the Executive Board 2017.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Congratulations to the RCF Board of Trustees Chairman Dmitry Peskov

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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FIDE and RCF congratulate the RCF Board of Trustees Chairman D. Peskov on his birthday

Athens, 17 October 2017

Mr. D. Peskov
Chairman
RCF Board of Trustees

Dear Mr. Peskov,

On behalf of the World Chess Federation and its 188 Federations I would like to congratulate you on your anniversary!

We have been enjoying our close collaboration with the Russian Chess Federation in organization of the flagship FIDE events in Russia: Chess Olympiads, World Championships and Women’s World Championships, Candidates’ tournaments and Grand-Prix events and look forward to many years of fruitful cooperation to come.

We are confident that your kind participation in the management and supervision of the chess life in Russia will result in many more successful stories of our sport in your great country! Please accept our most sincere wishes of the best of health, energy, optimism, prosperity and happiness!

Sincerely yours
Georgios Makropoulos
Deputy President

Letter to Mr. Dmitry Peskov (pdf)



Dear Mr. Peskov!

On behalf of the Russian Chess Federation I would like to congratulate you on your anniversary! Through your kind involvement chess is regaining its popularity in Russia and has extended coverage in mass media. Russian politicians pay more attention to chess and chess players and gladly visit high-level chess tournaments, like the all-Russian team competition for schools Belaya Ladya and World Championships among men and women.

Also I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for visiting the World Chess Championship Match between Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Calrsen in New York. Your support was very important for the Russian candidate for the title.

We highly appreciate your participation in such significant events of the Central House of Chess Player as the opening ceremony of the RCF Chess Museum and celebration of the House’s 60th anniversary. The RCF Board of Trustees has really shown their thoughts for the Russian chess and chess players!

Today I would like to wish you robust health, energy, optimism, success, happiness, and well-being!

Andrey Filatov
President of the Russian Chess Federation

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

FIDE and RCF congratulate the RCF Board of Trustees Chairman D. Peskov on his birthday

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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Athens, 17 October 2017

Mr. D. Peskov
Chairman
RCF Board of Trustees

Dear Mr. Peskov,

On behalf of the World Chess Federation and its 188 Federations I would like to congratulate you on your anniversary!

We have been enjoying our close collaboration with the Russian Chess Federation in organization of the flagship FIDE events in Russia: Chess Olympiads, World Championships and Women’s World Championships, Candidates’ tournaments and Grand-Prix events and look forward to many years of fruitful cooperation to come.

We are confident that your kind participation in the management and supervision of the chess life in Russia will result in many more successful stories of our sport in your great country! Please accept our most sincere wishes of the best of health, energy, optimism, prosperity and happiness!

Sincerely yours
Georgios Makropoulos
Deputy President

Letter to Mr. Dmitry Peskov (pdf)



Dear Mr. Peskov!

On behalf of the Russian Chess Federation I would like to congratulate you on your anniversary! Through your kind involvement chess is regaining its popularity in Russia and has extended coverage in mass media. Russian politicians pay more attention to chess and chess players and gladly visit high-level chess tournaments, like the all-Russian team competition for schools Belaya Ladya and World Championships among men and women.

Also I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for visiting the World Chess Championship Match between Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Calrsen in New York. Your support was very important for the Russian candidate for the title.

We highly appreciate your participation in such significant events of the Central House of Chess Player as the opening ceremony of the RCF Chess Museum and celebration of the House’s 60th anniversary. The RCF Board of Trustees has really shown their thoughts for the Russian chess and chess players!

Today I would like to wish you robust health, energy, optimism, success, happiness, and well-being!

Andrey Filatov
President of the Russian Chess Federation

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Executive Board 2017 Decisions

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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88th FIDE Congress
Executive Board meeting
Goynuk, Antalya, Turkey
13-14 October 2017

EXECUTIVE BOARD DECISIONS

EB-2017/1. To establish the quorum

EB-2017/2. To reconfirm the decision of the Extraordinary Presidential Board meeting, April 2017 in Athens.

EB-2017/3. To accept a motion of Prof. A. Siegel to request the FIDE President not to run in the next Presidential elections.

EB-2017/4. To note the result of the secret ballot – 37 in favour of the motion, 20 against, 2 abstentions.

EB-2017/5. To refer the decision of the item in the financial report about the 30,000 loan to Mr. L. Ncube to the next Presidential Board for a final decision.

EB-2017/6. To approve the budget for 2018.

EB-2017/7. To approve the financial regulations excluding the title fees.

EB-2017/8. To refer the Title fees to the General Assembly 2018.

EB-2017/9. To approve the Verification Commission report.

EB-2017/10. To discharge the Treasurer from his duties.

EB-2017/11. To re-appoint Ernst & Young, Switzerland, as FIDE External Auditors for the financial year 2017.

EB-2017/12. To approve the provisional membership of the Antigua and Barbuda Chess Federation and recommend to the General Assembly its ratification.

EB-2017/13. To temporarily exclude the Bulgarian Chess Federation.

EB-2017/14. To approve that the players from Bulgaria to play under FIDE flag.

EB-2017/15. To form a Committee to check the possibility of FIDE of registering tournaments of Bulgaria.

EB-2017/16. Not to accept the end of suspension of the ASEAN Chess Confederation.

EB-2017/17. To approve a new Agreement with Agon.

EB-2017/18. To accept the Qualification Commission report.

EB-2017/19. To approve over-the-board titles.

EB-2017/20. To accept the Arbiters’ Commission report.

EB-2017/21. To approve arbiters’ titles.

EB-2017/22. To accept the Trainers’ Commission report and ask the Luxembourg Chess Academy to change its name.

EB-2017/23. To approve trainers’ titles.

EB-2017/24. To accept the Technical Commission report.

EB-2017/25. To accept the Rules Commission report.

EB-2017/26. To approve the proposed changes to the Laws of Chess.

EB-2017/27. To accept the Constitutional Commission report.

EB-2017/28. To accept the Systems of Pairings and Programmes Commission report.

EB-2017/29. To accept the Development Commission report.

EB-2017/30. To accept the Chess in Schools Commission report.

EB-2017/31. To accept the Women’s Chess Commission report.

EB-2017/32. To approve the change of the Women’s Chess Commission’s name to the Commission for Women and Chess and recommend its final ratification by the General Assembly 2018.

EB-2017/33. To accept the Social Actions Commission report.

EB-2017/34. To accept the Social Projects Commission report.

EB-2017/35. To accept the Chess for Disabled Commission report.

EB-2017/36. To accept the Medical Commission report.

EB-2017/37. To accept the Ethics Commission report.

EB-2017/38. To accept the Events Commission report.

EB-2017/39. To approve IO titles.

EB-2017/40. To accept the Journalists’ Commission report.

EB-2017/41. To accept the Media regulations.

EB-2017/42. To accept the Anti-Cheating Commission report

EB-2017/43. To accept the Online Commission report.

EB-2017/44. To note the Marketing Committee report.

EB-2017/45. To accept the World Championship and Olympiads Commission report.

EB-2017/46. To approve the proposal of Mr. Borg to negotiate with potential bidders for the World Team for open and women a package deal including a stage of the Women’s Grand-Prix.

EB-2017/47. To approve the proposal of Mr. Makropoulos to sign an agreement on an exact schedule of construction for the Batumi 2018 Olympiad playing hall.

EB-2017/48. To authorize the Presidential Board to finalise the contract with the Khanty-Mansiysk Organisers.

EB-2017/49. To approve the proposal of Mr. Makropoulos to sign an agreement on an exact schedule of preparation for the Khanty-Mansiysk 2020 Olympiad.

EB-2017/50. To award the World Youth Championship 2019 U-14, U-16, U-18 to India.

EB-2017/51. To award the World Cadet Championships U-8, U-10, U-12 2019 to China.

EB-2017/52. To award World Senior Championships 2019 to Romania.

EB-2017/53. To award World Senior Championships 50+, 65+ 2019 to Greece.

EB-2017/54. To award World Amateur Championship 2019 to Mexico.

EB-2017/55. To accept the Continental Presidents’ reports.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Exciting second round of TCEC Season 10

Monday, October 16th, 2017

TCEC Season 7 SuperfinalTwo rounds of TCEC Season 10 are now over. Stockfish, the current champion, is in the lead with 2,0/2 after defeating Chiron and Jonny. Stockfish shares the first position with four other engines – Houdini, Texel, Ginkgo and Hannibal.

Full standings and live games at http://tcec.chessdom.com/live.php

This is an exciting and unexpected start of a computer championship, as from the twenty four games played the prevailing results are decisive. There are a total of 8 wins for white, nine wins for black, and 7 draws.

The current leaders have protagonized the best games of the event so far. After defeating Chiron, Stockfish went on to win against Jonny. It was an offbeat opening – a Sicilian with 2…Nc6 3.b3 – where Stockfish showed that there is a lot of life in the position and squeezed most out of the high depth opportunities to seal the victory

Replay Stockfish – Jonny with analysis

Texel by Peter Osterlund (Sweden) has had an amazing start. It’s most notable victory came in round 2 against a direct competitor for qualification for the next round, Fizbo. The game was a QGD: Ragozin, Vienna, 6.e4 c5 7.Bxc4, 8…Qa5. In a position that looked like a fortress from a human point of view, Texel gave back the exchange and with fantastic endgame skills won the Queen + pawns ending that again looked like a definite draw.

Replay the amazing ending of Texel – Fizbo here

Ginkgo 2 was merciless against the single core Hakkapeliitta and Fruit. It’s games were totally dominant from the beginning to the end. The first one was an English: Anglo-Dutch victory for white, while in the second Ginkgo defended well in the Dutch: Leningrad, Main Line, 7.Nc3 Nc6 and proved a good way to take advantage with black.

Replay Fruit – Ginkgo here

Hannibal, the fourth leader after round 2, played a nice Trompowsky: 2…Ne4 3.h4 c5 4.d5 . It is a season where Hannibal has high hopes of qualifying to the next stage, and all await its games against the top three – Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini

Replay Gaviota – Hannibal

Houdini is the fifth engine with full points after two rounds. It achieved a notable victory with black against a direct competitor for the medals.

Replay Fire – Houdini

The honorable mention of the round goes to Komodo, the engine of the late Don Dailey, currently developed by Mark Lefler and Larry Kaufman. Komodo is a three times TCEC champion and this season is one of the top three contenders for the title once again. It started with a draw with black against Fizbo in Reti: KIA, but played a true masterpiece in round 2. There it soundly defeated Wasp in a game that deserves a replay

Replay the game of the day – Komodo vs Wasp

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88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey – Day 7

Monday, October 16th, 2017

FIDE Congress Antalya

Day 7

On the seventh day of the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey the Executive  Board  continued the meeting.

The Commissions  reports were discussed and approved. The reports will be  posted soon on the FIDE website. AGON presented the report about its  activities  and presented the information about forthcoming event –  Candidates Tournament 2018. The President of ECU Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili  reported about the World Cup 2017 and informed the members about the preparation to the  World  Chess Olympiad 2018. He confirmed the exact dates of the  Olympiad which will take place from the 23rd of September  till the 6th of October 2018 in Batumi,  Georgia.

The Executive Board decided to temporarily exclude the Bulgarian Chess Federation and approved that the players from Bulgaria play under FIDE flag.

The Executive Board discussed the future events from the FIDE Calendar for 2019.
The World Youth Championships U-14, U-16, U-18 was awarded to  India. China will organize the World Cadet Championship U-8,  U-10, U-12. The  World Senior Championship will be held in Romania. The World  Team  Championship 50+, 65+ was awarded to Greece. The World  Amateur  Championship 2019 will be organized in Mexico.The  full list of the  Executive Board decisions will be published in a few days.

FIDE expresses its gratitude to the Turkish Chess Federation for hosting help in organization of the FIDE Congress 2019.

Day 6

The sixth day of the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey was devoted to the meeting of the Executive Board.

The President of the Turkish Chess Federation Gulkiz Tulay welcomed all participants of the Executive Board meeting.

FIDE President Kirsan Iluymzhinov briefed the Board about his projects and trips made over the last year.

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FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos reported to the Board about several issues, including organization of the FIDE World Championship Match in New York, the FIDE World Women Championship in Tehran and some other events.

FIDE Deputy Mr. Makropoulos deplored the fact that the Presidential Board and Executive team of FIDE had been defamed, threatened and insulted by an election campaign that Mr. Ilyumzhinov had initiated. Mr. Makropoulos mentioned that Mr. Ilyumzhinov is abusing the name of Russia and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, in order to hide himself and excuse his team’s insults and threats to FIDE officers. Mr Makropoulos said that Mr Ilyumzhinov should stop doing this.

The FIDE Executive Board reconfirmed unanimously the full delegation of FIDE President Powers to the Deputy President. The decision has been made on 10th of April 2017. 

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The members voted 37-20 in favour of the motion with 2 abstentions. This decision is not mandatory and Mr. Ilyumzhinov can decide whether to stand or not.

Ballot Paper (pdf)

Professor Siegel gave an explanation of the present situation regarding FIDE finances, which showed a surplus in 2016 of over Euro 800,000.

Ilya Merenzon gave a presentation on Agon, which was followed by a discussion on the subject of FIDE’s contract with the company. FIDE Vice-President Israel Gelfer informed that he had signed a revised agreement with Agon on behalf of FIDE and advised the terms.

Many Commissions presented their reports which were the approved.

Congress Photo Gallery


Day 5

On the fifth day of the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey, the African Chess Federation held a meeting in the morning. The Commission for World Championships and Olympiads (WCOC) held their meeting from 3 till 6 pm. During the meeting of the WCOC, AGON presented their plans for the Candidates Tournament 2018 in Berlin and the World Championship Match later that year. The Commission has also discussed proposals for Candidates, Grand Prix and World Championship Match regulations.

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Commission for World Championships and Olympiads (WCOC)

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Mr Zurab Azmaiparashvili informed the commission about Olympiad 2018, while Geoffrey Borg reported about venues for Women Grand Prix 2018-2019 and negotiations with the Chinese Chess Federation regarding Women’s World Championship Match.

All Commission have had their annual meetings and prepared their reports and proposals, which will be discussed at the Executive Board. The FIDE Executive Board starts at 9 am on 13th of October and occupies the full day.

Congress Photo Gallery

Full schedule, along with the Executive Board Agenda and Annexes can be found on the dedicated page.
http://fidecongress.tsf.org.tr


Day 4

On the fourth day of the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey, the following Commissions and Associations held their respective meetings:

Constitutional Commission
Social Action Commission
Events Commission
Commission for Disabled
Development Commission
Online Commission
Francophone Chess Association
Commonwealth Chess Association

At the start of the meeting the Chairman of the Commission for Disabled Thomas Luther spoke about goals and strategic plans of the Commission. He informed the audience about the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for Disabled in 2017 and FIDE World Chess Championship for Disabled 2017. Polina Torochkova delivered her report about events in Moscow. The Commission agreed on some proposals which will be discussed during the meeting of the Executive Board.

The members of the Online Commission heard the review of the previous year, statistical information and planning for the upcoming year. The Commission discussed a new simplified version of the transfer regulations and rules of the eligibility for players and proposed changes into regulations for registration and licensing of players.

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Events Commission

The Events Commission discussed in details proposals for amendments in regulations, regulations of World Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships, FIDE EVE Calendar 2018. The Commission made recommendations for IO titles for the FIDE Congress and discussed the budget of EVE for 2018.

The Constitutional Commission chaired by Roberto Rivello discussed a number of federation and statutory issues.

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Constitutional Commission

The Francophone Chess Association discussed several issues, including the forthcoming event in Tunisia which will be the fifth Francophone chess championship and will see the participation of several Grandmasters. The Chairman Patrick Van Hoolandt proposed a number of development ideas.

Congress Photo Gallery

Full schedule, along with the Executive Board Agenda and Annexes can be found on the dedicated page.
http://fidecongress.tsf.org.tr

Download also the Informative Bulletin (PDF)
http://fidecongress.tsf.org.tr/en/info-bulletin


Day 3

On the third day of the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey, the following Commissions held their respective meetings:

– Social Project Commission
- Commission for Women’s Chess
- Anti-Cheating Commission
- Chess in Schools Commission
- Verification Commission
- System of Parings and Programs

The Skills Management Committee Chairperson made a decision to postpone the meeting and it will be held on 12th of October.

The Anti-Cheating Commission started with the Chairperson’s report. Israel Gelfer specified the role of the Commission and explained what the Commission members have been doing during the last period. The Commission members informed about the outstanding cases, recent cooperation with National Federations and discussed opportunities for developing a 2018 edition of the ACC Guidelines.

WOM Secretary Anastasia Sorokina started the meeting of the Commission for Women’s Chess by giving a brief summary regarding the events for 2017 and some of the projects of WOM. In the next part of the meeting, participants shared their ideas about how to motivate female players worldwide regardless of playing levels. Besides, it was suggested that WOM introduce leading female chess players as their ambassadors. WOM also made a few proposals.

The Chess in Schools Commission approved the changes to regulations to cover the online version of the school instructor. The Chairman Kevin O’Connell was pleased to report that the collaboration that they have been working for the past two years with FEDA and FIBDA is now fully operational with the first ever online seminar and two seminars in Argentina in the last two weeks. The members were pleased to appoint PEP Suerez of Spain who had been so as a counsellor. The Commission also discussed collaboration with AIDEF which they began a year ago and expect to have matching results next year.

The Verification Commission discussed in great detail the 2016 accounts.FIDE Treasurer Adrian Siegel was present during the meeting to answer many relevant questions received from the floor.

Congress Photo Gallery

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Anti-Cheating Commission

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Commission for Women’s Chess

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Chess in Schools Commission

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Systems of Pairings & Programs Commission


Day 2

On the second day of the 88th FIDE Congress in Antalya, Turkey, the following Commissions held their respective meetings:

- Qualification Commission (QC)
- Ethics Commission (ETH)
- Medical Commission (MED)
- Rules Commission (RC)

The Qualification Commission approved the title applications and discussed other items from the agenda: direct titles, late registrations and submissions, effects of no-service federations, review of rating system, rating of matches, and the Regulations for rapid and blitz ratings.

The Ethics Commission elaborated on its statement in regard to the “Kovalyov case”, following the formal complaint by the Chess Federation of Canada. The Commission members also informed the meeting about the other ongoing cases.

The Medical Commission heard the Chairperson’s report, including the new insights on the compliance with WADA-Code. The WADA is tightening the protocol after the series of doping scandals in athletics and other major sports. The Commission answered a large questionnaire issued by WADA and is strictly observing all requirements. The Chairperson added that, however, FIDE is considered a very low-risk sport. FIDE Executive Director added that WADA is very satisfied about the current level of cooperation with FIDE.

The Commission informed that 16 tests were conducted in year 2016, all returning negative results. The organizers and the players cooperated with the Commission. It is added that the current testing pool for out-of-competition tests consists of 15 players (10 male and 5 female).

The Rules Commission reviewed the “Guidelines for the organizers” and “Interpretation of the Laws of Chess made with the Arbiters’ Commission”, and drafted the “Amendments of the Competition Rules”.

One of the items that should be brought to public attention are the “Amendments to the Laws of Chess 2017″, which, after the approval from the FIDE Executive Board, should become valid from 1st January 2018. According to the draft, the same regulation regarding an illegal move will apply in standard, rapid and blitz games.

Full schedule, along with the Executive Board Agenda and Annexes can be found on the dedicated page. 
http://fidecongress.tsf.org.tr

Download also the Informative Bulletin (PDF) 
http://fidecongress.tsf.org.tr/en/info-bulletin

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Rules Commission

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Ethics Commission

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Medical Commission

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Qualification Commission


Day 1

The 88th FIDE Congress started today at the Avantgarde Hotel in Antalya, Turkey.

The Congress is organized by the Turkish Chess Federation and attended by the FIDE Executive & Presidential Board, the FIDE Commissions, the FIDE Delegates and the National Chess Federations.

On the first day there were meetings of the Central Board of Commissions, the Marketing Committee, the Technical Commission (TEC), the Arbiters’ Commission (ARB), the Trainers’ Commission (TRG) and the Commission of Chess Journalists (CCJ).

The Central Board of Commissions discussed several important topics, including the seasonal effect on the FIDE budget in the odd years, the coordinated effort of various commissions to standardise and implement dress code, and the updating of the FIDE Handbook by assigning proper sections to relevant commissions for reviewing.

The Marketing Committee saw the interactive presentations by Chairman Martin Huba and member Sonja Johnson. The Committee is proposing several key areas to focus on for further development: Membership, Branding, and alternative sources of funding. The Committee is also asking the Presidential Board to formulate and adopt the FIDE Mission Statement, which is an important first step for applying to grants.

The Technical Commission heard the opening by the Chairman and started the session with the “presentation of final text of the Separate Chapter of the Technical matters”. The Commission also discussed the “Chess Evolution Sets” prepared by GM A. Naiditsch, “Live chess platform for FIDE events” prepared by Asim Pereira, “Leap Chess Clock”, and the “Tie-breaks study – Unplayed games” with presentations from Prof. Anantharam and Mr. Roberto Ricca.

The Arbiters’ Commission reviewed the Minutes from Councilors’ Meeting in Reykjavik (21-24 April 2017). The Commission approved IA and FA title applications, the Amendments of the Regulations, the List of Lecturers, and Classification of the Arbiters.

Also on agenda were the activities of the Commission, including online lectures for the new laws of Chess (in English, Arabic, Russian, Spanish) and online Conference for the new laws of Chess.

The Commission presented the 5th issue of the “Arbiters’ Magazine” and the “2017 Arbiters’ Manual”, and approved the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission’s Budget for 2017-2018.

The Trainers’ Commission held the consultation session as the Councillors’ Meeting already took place this summer in Montenegro. Due to the huge interest of the members and guests, the session was extended to last full two hours. Many relevant questions and competent proposals arrived from the floor, with the Chairman and the Secretary answering in detail.

The Commission of Chess Journalists reviewed the Media Regulations which should be forwarded to the Executive Board for the final approval. The Commission also reported on the progress on issuing the FIDE Journalist accreditations and the plans for the 2018 SportAccord Convention.

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The Central Board of Commissions

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MC 1
The Marketing Committee

MC 2

TEC 1
The Technical Commission

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ARB 1
The Arbiters’ Commission

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ARB 3

TRG 2
The Trainers’ Commission

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CCJ
The Commission of Chess Journalists

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Batumi Chess Club NONA Wins 3rd ECC Title

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Batumi Chess Club NONA won the European Club Cup on Saturday in Göynük/Antalya. As promised, Chess.com publishes a separate report on the women’s tournament, once again written by IM Jovanka Houska.
The European chess club champio…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

Vlad Kramnik adopts curious strategy for Globus at European Club Cup

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

The European Club Cup in Antalya, Turkey, has its seventh and final round on Saturday. Matches are decided over six boards and, as has become traditional, the 36 competing teams are a mismatch. Genuine clubs fielding mostly amateur experts face an unequal battle against the handful of sponsored elite chess grandmaster squads who will fight for the title and medals. The top seeds are Globus, formerly Siberia but now with a different backer. Globus’s average rating is 40 points higher than that of their nearest rivals Alkaloid Macedonia, and the Russian team’s star line-up includes Vlad Kramnik and, on fourth board, the 2016 world title challenger Sergey Karjakin. However, these super-talents have misfired badly. Following a narrow 3.5-2.5 third round win against the Czech team Novy Bor, the 2013 champions, Globus could only …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Globus Wins European Club Cup; Kramnik To Miss Candidates?

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Both Odlar Yurdu and Alkaloid held them to 3-3, but with a win in the final round Globus secured victory after all. The top seed won the European Club Cup in Göynük/Antalya, Turkey on Saturday with 12 match points. Vladimir Kramnik&…

Source: Chess.com – Play. Learn. Share.

Stockfish starts with a win the defense of the TCEC title

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

stockfishStockfish, the open source chess engine by Tord Romstad, Marco Costalba, Joona Kiiski, and Gary Linscott, started with a win its defense of TCEC Grand Champion title. Stockfish, playing with dev version 041017, defeated with black Chiron.

The game was Dutch opening and quickly entered in uncharted territory. Chiron was optimistic about white’s position, but deep eval by Stockfish in the middlegame proved advantage for black. Chiron spent quite some time on moves 29 and 30 to adjust its eval and managed to close the position. However, time trouble was ahead, and after several reroutes Stockfish found a way to break through and win the game. For the amazing bit of the game, check out 59. Nxf3!

Replay Chiron – Stockfish with analysis

Chiron – Stockfish was the second game of the new season of TCEC. Previously Vajolet2 (by Marco Belli, Italy) and Nivana (by Thomas Kolarik, USA) started the day with a draw. Again black had advantage in the middlegame. Nirvana went for a spectacular sacrifice, but a little further down the line this pushed the game into a forced draw endgame.

Replay Vajolet2 – Nirvana with analysis

The games continue on the official website on TCEC and you can follow the event live here.

The program of round 1 includes also the matches Jonny – Gaviota, Hannibal – Fruit, Ginkgo – Hakkapeliitta, Rybka – Booot, Fire – Houdini, Laser – Texel, Fizbo – Komodo, Wasp – Nemorino, Gull – Arasan and Bobcat – Andscacs.

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