Hit by the financial crisis, Tata Steel was forced to decrease its budget for the annual chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee. The 76th edition will have two Grandmaster groups instead of three with, in both, twelve players instead of fourteen. The other
FIDE Congress Tallinn, Estonia Emergency General Assembly 9 October 2013 MINUTES 1. A quorum was established. 2. Confirmation of the ELE for Tromso 2014 The Secretariat received four candidates for the position of the ELE Chairman within the
Peter Svidler is the sole leader after four rounds at the Russian Championship in Nizhny Novgorod. The six-times Russian Champion beat Dmitry Andreikin on Tuesday with the white pieces. Vladimir Kramnik also won his game, against Aleksey Goganov. In
During its work verifying the delegates and proxies for this year’s Extraordinary General Assembly, the Election Committee has noted that there are a number of ambiguities and unclear provisions in FIDE’s rules regarding proxies. The Election Com
According to Article 5.A(4) of the Electoral Regulations, FIDE is publishing the list of proxies submitted to FIDE Secretariat. List of Delegates and Proxies (pdf)Holders of more than one proxy can now reassign excess proxies to a Delegate (not a pro
On Monday night in Tallinn (Estonia) Garry Kasparov announced his candidacy for the 2014 FIDE Presidential Elections. The 13th World Champion aims to "revitalize FIDE with a focus on serving the national federations and raising the commercial profile
Nikita Vitiugov and Peter Svidler are sharing the lead at the Russian Championship after three rounds. On Monday Dmitry Andreikin got his revenge for the lost World Cup final as he managed to beat Vladimir Kramnik with the white pieces. Also today, t
All proxies must be submitted not later than 8.45 am on the 9th of October 2013 to the FIDE Secretariat so that they may be included in a timely manner for roll call and voting thereafter.Proxies presented after this time will only be accepted after
By virtue of winning all three segments, GM Judit Polgar cruised over GM Nigel Short in Chess.com's Death Match 18 on Saturday. The final margin was 17.5-10.5, with Polgar winning especially big in the three-minute segment (6-2). The two played 28 ga
Borislav Ivanov, with ongoing cheating allegations probably the most famous (and strongest?) FM in the chess world, decided to quit chess. This was reported by Bulgarian website Blitz.bg. Earlier this week Ivanov forfeited his game against GM Maxim