On March 2, the FIDE President arrived to Yerevan where he participated in the opening ceremony of the European Individual Chess Championship dedicated to the anniversary of the ninth World Champion Tigran Petrosian. Before the opening the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, ECU President Silvio Danailov together with the President of the Republic of Armenia, President of the Armenian Chess Federation, Serzh Sargsyan visited an art exhibition opened in the hall of the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Then a colorful and stylish show was presented dedicated to Tigran Petrosian’s life, his chess career and achievements. All participants, guests and spectators were impressed by the great musical performed at the opening ceremony.
Flags of the participant countries
Video dedicated to Tigran Petrosian
All participants, guests and spectators were impressed by the great musical
After the ceremony the leaders of chess federations answered numerous journalists' questions
On February 28, the FIDE President concluding his tour around the countries of Central America arrived to Mexico. President met with the Deputy Director of National Commission of Physical Culture and Sports of Mexico (CONADE) Mr. Juan Manuel Garduno Moreno who is responsible for the non-Olympic games, including chess, for specialists training and the general infrastructure. Mr. Moreno told about the activity and the main objectives of the National Commission, which fulfills the functions of the Ministry of Sports.
The both sides discussed the ways of cooperation, in particular CiS programme and possible students’ education in the Russian specialized universities. It was reported that chess is among other five sports disciplines to be taught at schools, so in the next school year all 200 000 schools will start implement chess programme. The main task is the training of specialists and in this connection, any methodological and consultative assistance from FIDE will be well received here. At the meeting also present were FIDE Continental President for Americas Mr. Jorge Vega, President of Mexican Chess Federation Mr. Raul Enrique Hernandez, FIDE President’s Assistant Mr. Berik Balgabaev, Curator of humanitarian cooperation and scholarships granting in the Russian universities, Councilor of Russian Embassy in Mexico Mr. Igor Fedorov.
Then FIDE delegation visited the National Olympic Committee where was met by the Vice President of NOC Mr. Mario Garcia de la Torre, General Secretary Mr. Pedro Cuervo Aja and the Permanent member of NOC Mr. Enrique Villargan de la Mora. The visitors acquainted themselves with an excellent infrastructure of NOC and even had lunch in its canteen together with the present athletes. FIDE President appealed to NOC with a suggestion to consider the FIDE’s endeavor on becoming a part of Olympic family paying attention to the positive moments in this direction. The Mexican NOC representatives expressed the support and promised to address to the IOC leadership with the corresponding message.
After NOC FIDE delegation met with one of the most authoritative persons of world sport, President of Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) Mr. Mario Vazquez Rana. Until recently, Don Mario was a member of the IOC, led and still is a member of a huge number of major sporting bodies, has incomparable experience and wisdom. Speaking about the perspectives of chess becoming the part of Olympic family, Don Mario paid attention to the necessity of chess presence in the programme of Pan-American Games, in particular in 2019 in Lima, Peru. He promised to render the assistance in this matter.
Later FIDE President met with the leadership of Mexican Chess Federation. Present were its President Mr. Raul Enrique Hernandez., Vice President Mr. Javier Alberto Herrera, Vice President Mr. Jorge Sepulveda, General Secretary Ms. Rosa Estela Mendoza Garcia, Treasurer Mr. Jorge Jaime Montano Ochoa, Mexican journalists covering the chess themes. FIDE President answered numerous questions related to FIDE’s activity.
On February 27, making a working tour around the countries of Central America, the FIDE President arrived to El Salvador. At the airport he was met by the FIDE Zonal President Mr. Erick Hernandez, President of El Salvador CF Mr. Efrain Alexis Segura Valenzuela and Vice President Mr. Alvaro Huezo.
The working programme in San Salvador started with visiting the Salvadoran Institute of Sport (INDES). In most countries of American continent, this Institute fulfills the functions of Ministry of Sports. At the meeting, the INDES President Mr. Jaime Alberto Rodrigez Jimenez was accompanied by the officials of Physical Training Department of Ministry of Education. President Ilyumzhinov told about FIDE, its main programmes, in particular, CiS programme, cooperation between FIDE and El Salvador Chess Federation. The Ministry of Education is actively working with the national chess federation. Last year the Ministry spent $29 000 for 5285 chess sets which were allocated in 430 schools of the country. The Ministry has taken an active part in this project for 5 years already. The main problem is lack of professional specialists that is why at the present stage the teachers of Mathematics are recruited. The Ministry representatives showed interest to the suggestion of giving the opportunity for students to study chess in the Russian universities. At the meeting also present were FIDE Continental President for Americas Mr. Jorge Vega, FIDE President’s Assistant Mr. Berik Balgabaev and officials of El Salvador CF.
Then FIDE President participated in the press conference, answered numerous questions. It is worth mentioning that the journalists were well prepared asking the questions related not only to chess but also to the business projects, political activity, and actively discussed the foreign policy activity.
After the press conference, FIDE President played blitz with Mr. Efrain Segura.
Later the FIDE delegation met with President of NOC Mr. Eduardo Palomo Pakas. Mr. Pakas is a member of IOC in Summer Olympic Games programme. He is well aware what circumstances the sports federations face when aspiring for their discipline to be included in the Summer Olympic Games programme. President of Salvadoran NOC promised to support FIDE in its endeavor on becoming a part of Olympic family and expressed the readiness to include chess in the programme of Central American games.
After NOC FIDE President visited the office of El Salvador Chess Federation where the tournament was taking place.
Playing blitz with 16 year old champion of El Salvador
On February 25-26 the FIDE President arrived on a working visit to Nicaragua where he met with the President of NOC Emmett Lang Salmeron. President Ilyumzhinov told about FIDE's activities, its main objectives and programmes and the efforts that the FIDE is undertaking to become a part of the Olympic family, he addressed to Mr. Salmeron to support this endeavor. Mr. Emmett Salmeron, who is the Head of the Olympic National Committees of Central America, promised not only to support this idea but also he intends to discuss this issue at the forthcoming meeting with the IOC President Mr. Thomas Bach. At the meeting also present were Mr. Jorge Vega, Continental President for Americas, Guy Jose Bendana-Guerrero, President of Nicaragua CF, Berik Balgabaev, FIDE President's Assistant, Victor Popovich and Ilya Nesterov, officials of the Russian Embassy in Managua. The meeting was followed by the press conference.
After NOC the FIDE President visited the Chess Academy, named after him, where he met with the leadership of Nicaragua CF. The Presidents played chess before having a long and detailed discussion on how to overcome the problems of chess development in Nicaragua, cooperation between FIDE and the country's national federation.
Mr. Bendana-Guerrero also suggested to introduce a new title – National Master. He believes that it will help to raise the interest to the game in poor chess developed countries. A more detailed suggestion will be sent to FIDE office for its consideration at the PB meeting.
In Managua President Ilyumzhinov also met with the Russian Ambassador to Nicaragua Mr. Nikolai Vladimir, President of Costa Rica CF Mr. Mauricio Castro, and Vice President of Panama CF Mr. Jose Carrillo.
Also the FIDE President met with the Executive Director of the Sport Institute of Nicaragua Mr. Marlon Torres. President Ilyumzhinov informed on his meetings with Presidents of NOC and chess federation of Nicaragua, and the Russian Ambassador to Nicaragua Mr. Nikolai Vladimir.
In particular at the meeting was also discussed the idea of Russian Ambassador to review the possibility of making Nicaragua a regional center for retraining the Arbiters and Trainers, and sending the student for studying at the Russian State Academy of Physical Culture. Another important issue discussed by both sides was the CiS programme. The head of Nicaraguan sport is ready to render assistance in this matter.
Subzonal 2.3.5. FIDE Female Chess Championships 2014 Paramaribo, Suriname 1 February - 7 February 2014 Surinamese Women's Champion Rosangela dos Ramos through to the next round of the World Chess for women WGM Carla Heredia of Ecuador prolong title
The Subzonal 2.3.5 Fide Female Championship was completed on Friday February 7, 2014 at Wyndham Garden Hotel. The Surinamese women's champion Rosangela dos Ramos managed to hold on to the desired 4th place, giving the right for qualifying to the next round of the World Chess Championship for women. The next round will be played in December 2014 in El Salvador. This qualification is a very momentous milestone for the Surinamese Chess Federation because this is the first time that a Surinamese chess player goes to the next round. Along with Rosangela also qualifies the champion of the tournament WGM Carla Heredia of Ecuador, semi-champion WFM Oriana Aponte of Venezuela and 3rd place winner, WFM Deborah Richards of Jamaica.
WGM Carla Heredia from Ecuador ends, because of her draw in the last round against WFM Victoria Naipal, tied with WFM Oriana Aponte from Venezuela. Both gained 8 points, but due to a better tie break points, WGM Carla Heredia become champion of the Subzonal 2.3.5 Female championships for the 3rd consecutive time. WFM Deborah Richards from Jamaica is 3rd with 7.5 points. Tiebreak s must also provide a solution to determine the 4th place Along with Rosangela, Renusha Gajadin and WFM Ekaterina Naipal also gains 5 points. After tie breaks they ending respectively on the 5th and 6th place.
Both Oriana Aponte as Deborah Richards were awarded the title Woman International Master (WIM). Rosangela dos Ramos, Renusha Gajadin and Anviti Adhin, all from Suriname, and Aditi Soondarsingh from Trinidad & Tobago will get the title Woman Candidate Master (WCM).
In a busy closing ceremony, which was graced with dancing and singing of a Awassa group, speeches were given successively by the president of the Surinaamse Schaakbond, Frank Lo Kim Lin, the representative of Fide Americas, Russell Smith, the representative and the executive director of the FIDE, Nigel Freeman, director of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Michael Watson, the Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname, Gillmore Hoefdraad. All speak well of the good chess development in Suriname and the amazing rapid development of women's chess in Suriname.
Both Russell Smith and Nigel Freeman stressed the importance of participating in international competitions, and calls on the authorities to support the Chess federation of Suriname. The champion of the tournament WGM Carla Heredia gave a spontaneous and heartfelt speech.
During the tournament the representatives of FIDE, Mr Russell Smith and Nigel Freeman and board members of the Surinamese Chess Federation Frank Lo Kim Lin, Ricardo dos Ramos and Ruben Soetosenojo, brought courtesy visits to the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Mr. Ismanto Adna and the Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname, Mr. Gillmore Hoefdraad.
Meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname
The final Ranking
1. WGM Carla Heredia (Ecuador) 8 points
2. WFM Oriana Aponte (Venezuela) 8 points
3. WFM Deborah Richards (Jamaica) 7.5 points
4. Rosangela dos Ramos (Suriname) 5 points
5. Renusha Gajadin (Suriname) points
6. WFM Ekaterina Naipal (Suriname) 5 points
Category: Best Surinamese women
1. Rosangela dos Ramos
2. Renusha Gajadin
3. WFM Ekaterina Naipal
Category : under 1700 rating (excluded the top 5 spots)
1. Anviti Adhin (Suriname)
2. Javanna Smith (Trinidad&Tobago)
3. Katrina Blackman (Barbados)
Category : under 1900 rating (excluded the top 5 spots)
1. WFM Ekaterina Naipal (Suriname)
2. Aditi Soondarsingh (Trinidad & Tobago)
3. WFM Victoria Naipal (Suriname)
The top 5 from left to right:
Renusha Gajadin (SUR), 5th place, Rosangela dos Ramos (SUR), 4th place, WFM Deborah Richards (JAM), 3rd place, WGM Carla Heredia (ECU), champion, WFM Oriana Aponte (VEN), 2nd place
The opening ceremony on Saturday, February 1st at Hotel Wyndham Garden.
Scouts bring the flags of theparticipating countries in and sing the national anthem of Suriname.
Minister Adna of Sport and Youth Affairs conducted the opening move on the board of defending champion WGM Carla Heredia of Ecuador. In her opening match she played against Elysia Chou (Suriname)
WCM Reyna Fride (Suriname) playing against the former multi-time champion of Trinidad&Tobago, Aditi Soondarsingh
WCM Javanna Smith, the reigning champion of Trinidad & Tobago against WFM Victoria Naipal, former 5-time champion of Suriname and Surinamese Sportwoman of 2006
Closing Ceremony: Also present, a lot of youth
Closing Ceremony: The Awassa group singing and dancing
Nigel Freeman showing his moves
SSB President Frank Lo Kim Lin
FIDE Executive Director Nigel Freeman
Director of Sport Michael Watson
FIDE Americas, Russell Smith
The Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname, Gillmore Hoefdraad
The defending champion and Still Champion WGM Carla Heredia of Ecuador
WFM Oriana Aponte of Venezuela, 2nd place
She has been awarded the title Woman International Master (WIM)
WFM Deborah Richards of Jamaica, 3rd place
She is also been awarded the title of Woman International Master (WIM)
Nigel Freeman of FIDE with the presentation
Surinamese woman champion Rosangela dos Ramos claiming the 4th spot and qualifies for the Zonal in El Salvador
She will be awarded the title of Woman Candidate Master (WCM)
Surinamese demi-woman champion Renusha Gajadin, 5th place
She will also be awarded with the title of Woman Candidate Master (WCM)
WFM Ekaterina Naipal, former 2-time women champion of Suriname, 6th place
The Champion WGM Carla Heredia in a heartwarming closing speech.
"This was a tournament where the women get the attention they deserved”
Smiling faces, the top 5 : Renusha Gajadin (Sur), Rosangela dos Ramos (Sur), Carla Heredia (Ecu), Deborah Richards (Jam), Oriana Apone (Ven).
Scouts carrying away the flags symbolizes that the tournament have come to an end.
More pictures in full Report
FIDE is providing the forms regarding nomination and acceptance of candidates with regard to elections 2014 together with a timeline.
NOMINATION FORM FOR PRESIDENTIAL TICKET FOR ELECTIONS
LETTER OF NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENTIAL TICKET FOR ELECTIONS (from Federation)
ACCEPTANCE FORM OF THE NOMINATION FOR ELECTIONS
LETTER OF NOMINATION FOR CONTINENTAL PRESIDENT FOR ELECTIONS (from Federation)
ACCEPTANCE FORM OF THE NOMINATION FOR ELECTIONS (Continental)
The FIDE Events Commission held a meeting in Graz, Austria from 20 to 22 February 2014, as preparation for the 85th FIDE Congress. The Commission evaluated the preparations for the FIDE World Chess Championships 2014 and decided on a program of supported actions and inspections. Various subjects about the tournament regulations were discussed and a number of proposals will come to the next FIDE Congress for approval.
The Commission was informed about the developments on the "Dress Code" project and set new targets in the marketing and media fields. The Commission proposes to the FIDE Presidential Board an annual "ethics" award which will be named "Gligoric Trophy" in the memory of Serbian Grandmaster and Chess Legend. On the occasion of the meeting in Graz, FIDE Events Commission awarded Prof. Kurt Jungwirth, President of the Austrian Federation, a special prize with the symbol of Olympic flame, in appreciation of his lifetime devotion to Chess, his contribution in the establishment of the European Chess Union, his long time service in the European Chess Union (ECU) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission introduces the 2014 Arbiters’ Awards.
The Awards are referring to the long service of Arbiters as officials in FIDE major events (Long Service Meritorious Awards).
The requirements for an Arbiter to be awarded are:
(a) to have obtained the IA title before 1979 (35 years of service as IA).
(b) to have worked at least for three (3) times as official in FIDE major events (Olympiads, World Championships, World Cups).
Federations and individuals are kindly requested to send to the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission (Chairman Takis Nikolopoulos: firstname.lastname@example.org and Secretary Dirk De Ridder: FIDE_dirkderidder@skynet.be) their proposals for Arbiters who fulfill the above criteria, until 10 May 2014.
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission
On February 22 the FIDE President arrived to UAE where he met with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. It was agreed to hold one of FIDE Grand Prix series in Emirates in 2015.
BIDDING PROCEDURE FOR THE FIDE WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
1. FIDE is opening a bidding procedure for the FIDE World Women’s Championship (knock-out system, 64 players) to be held 9-31 October 2014.
2. Each bid shall contain the following particulars as minimum:
a) Proposed venue of the event.
b) Proposed prize fund for the players (minimum 450,000 USD & should be offered net of any applicable local taxes).
c) The contribution to FIDE (net of any applicable local taxes and not less than 20% of the prize money) as stipulated in chapter 3.9 as well as all the financial obligations stated in chapter 3.21 of the World Women’s Championship 2014 Regulations.
d) Commitment to cover all the other financial obligations to FIDE, in accordance with the Regulations of the World Women’s Championship 2014.
e) Commitment to cover all organizational costs, in accordance with the Regulations.
f) Category of official hotel (minimum 4-stars), and name if possible, with special room rates for visitors (including meals).
g) A statement that the applicant accepts the regulations of the event without any reservations.
h) An invitation for 2 (two) members of the FIDE Commission for World Chess Championships and Olympiads to inspect the proposed venue and examine the other conditions, with all travel/hotel expenses paid by the bidder.
i) The applicant's name, signatures and authentication.
3. In order for a proposed bid to be considered, it should be accompanied by a 7-month term bank guarantee covering the amount of prize fund (minimum 450,000 USD), the FIDE contribution (20% of the prize fund), 35,000 USD for WCOC budget plus 30,500 USD covering stipends of Principals. This guarantee should be of irrevocable form and from a bank that FIDE bankers, UBS of Switzerland, are able to confirm as acceptable.
Alternatively to the above paragraph, a bidder can deposit in FIDE's bank account the amount of 150,000 USD by the deadline of 15 April 2014 (refundable if the bid is rejected), and the remaining payments will be finalized in the signed contract between FIDE and the organizer(s).
4. A bid is considered valid if it is accompanied with a non-refundable Bid Fee of 1,000 USD payable to FIDE.
5. No bidder can propose a sponsor which shall be in conflict with the regulations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
6. The bids, including all original documents and particulars, shall arrive by registered post to the FIDE Secretariat, post address: 9 Syggrou Ave., 11743 Athens - Greece. The bidding process will close on 15 April 2014, 13:00 GMT.
7. When the deadline has expired, the FIDE President or his representative shall open the received envelopes in order to assess the bids. FIDE will announce the results within 15 days after the deadline. After the organizer has been selected, FIDE and the organizer shall sign a contract within 10 days, covering the organization of the FWWCM, the terms of payments and all other financial and technical requirements.
8. FIDE reserves the right to accept a bid based on the evaluation of all criteria under article 2 of the present bidding procedure and not only that of the prize fund. In the event that FIDE receives a satisfactory open offer that covers all the minimum financial requirements, then FIDE may immediately terminate any bidding procedure already opened. FIDE also reserves the right not to award any bid at all, however favourable it might be.
Released by the FIDE Secretariat - 21 February 2014
Having a working tour around the Western Africa on February 19th the FIDE President visited Cameroon. In Yaoundé he met with the Minister of Sports and Physical Education Mr. Adoum Garoua. The Minister told about the sports development in Cameroon. According to him despite the fact that football is the most popular sport, all 48 sports federations are equally important. He added that there are various mind games in Cameroon that is why the Cameroonians are ready to accept the chess in vast masses. President Ilyumzhinov highly evaluated the activity of Cameroonian Chess Federation which was established a few years ago but actively promote chess, the merit goes to its President Mr. Michel Nguele Viang. In the presence of Russia's Ambassador to Cameroon Mr. Nikolai Ratsiborinskiy it was announced that three stipends can be allocated for the Cameroonians to have chances to study at the Russian State Academy of Physical Training.
Together with the FIDE Vice President Mr. Lewis Ncube and Mr. Nikolai Ratsiborinskiy, President Ilyumzhinov also visited Yaoundé chess club. He told about the main provisions in FIDE's activities, its objectives, answered to the numerous questions of the chess community. During the meeting it was suggested to consider the possibility of organizing the production of chess sets, taking into account the large amount of logging on Cameroonian territory. Then he visited the office of the Cameroonian NOC where he was welcomed by its officials and the General Secretary Mr. Emmanuel Abolo Biwole. FIDE representatives addressed to the Cameroonian NOC with the suggestion to support the idea of chess inclusion in the programme of Winter Olympic Games.
Later Kirsan Ilyumzhinov had a meeting in the Ministry of Primary Education. The main topic of discussion was the possibility of inclusion Cameroon in the CiS programme. FIDE President shared the positive moments of global experience in CiS programme implementation. The Ministry officials were excited about it and asked to provide them with the respective material on this topic and after that they will make a decision. During his working trip Ilyumzhinov gave an interview to CRTV channel and met with the Presidents of Mali, Togo, Gabon, Cameroon and CAR.
With the Minister of Sport and Physical Training Mr. Adoum Garoua
Yaoundé chess club
Visiting Yaoundé chess club
Meeting with chess community in Yaoundé chess club
With the General Secretary of NOC Mr. Emmanuel Abolo Biwole
National Olympic Committee of Cameroon
National Olympic Committee of Cameroon
Meeting in the Ministry of Primary Education of Cameroon
On February 17-18th the FIDE President visited Togo. He met with the leadership of Togo Chess Federation headed by the President Mr. Frederic Mawuvi Koue Kouevi, and the representatives of chess federations of Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and the initiative group for establishing the chess federation of Burkina Faso. President Ilyumzhinov visited the orphan center 50 km far from Lome where the chess lessons are conducted. 170 children are taught in this center. FIDE President played a simultaneous game and at the meeting with the official of the center he announced on the financial support allocating $3000.
On February 18th Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the President of Togo NOC, Mr. Yawovi Yao Goe-Ho Dogbo, and the Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mrs. Angele Amouzou-Djake.
He informed the Minister on the meetings with the leadership of chess federation of Togo, possibility to allocate four stipends for those who wish to study at the Russian State Academy of Physical Culture, and the experience on implementing the CiS programme in different countries.
At the meeting with NOC the FIDE President enlisted the support of Togo on the idea to include chess in the programme of Winter Olympic Games. Mr. Dogbo intends to address to IOC on this matter.
On behalf of the Organizer of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, it is a pleasure to announce that a travel fund of up to € 600.000 will be made available to federations who wants to participate in the Olympiad.
The aim of the travel fund is to help those federations who are in need of financial support in order to send teams to Tromsø.
The Organizer will publish the details regarding the travel fund on the Olympic website no later than March 15. This will include the list of federations who can receive such support, the amount allocated to each team and other technical issues.
Tromsø, 17th February
On February 14th the FIDE President arrived on a working visit to Luanda. In the airport he was met by the President of Angola Chess Federation, Mr. Aguinaldo Jaime, and other officials of chess federation. A short press conference for the local media was held at the airport. The same day President Ilyumzhinov met with the State Secretary of Ministry for Higher Education Ms. Maria Augusta da Silva Martins and the Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Gonçalves Manuel Muandumba. At the meetings the leaders discussed the possibility of mutual cooperation, in particular, the training of specialists in the Russian sports universities, rendering the methodological and systematic assistance on CiS programme, holding the seminars for arbiters, trainers and organizers.
President of Angola Chess Federation, Mr. Aguinaldo Jaime, and FIDE President, Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, are discussing the programme of meetings
Short press conference for local media
Also Kirsan Ilyumzhinov together with the leadership of Angola CF visited the office of the National Olympic Committee of Angola, met with the President of Angolan NOC Mr. Gustavo Dias Vaz da Conceicao, General Secretary of Angolan NOC Mr. Antonio Monteiro and its Technical Director Mr. Domingos Torres Junior. At the meeting also present was the Honorary member of FIDE Mr. Rogerio da Silva.
FIDE President informed on his meetings with the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Youth and Sports, as well as on the assiduity undertaken by FIDE to be a part of Olympic programme. The President of Angolan NOC supported the idea of chess concentration in Winter Olympic Games. He said that such decision will open new era for developing chess sport in African and Asian countries. He emphasized on the role of Angolan CF that was at the background of forming the Angolan NOC 35 years ago.
President Gustavo Conceicao expressed the readiness to send the supporting letter to the President of IOC Mr. Thomas Bach on inclusion of chess into the programme of Olympic Games.
Meeting in the office of Angolan NOC
Meeting with the State Secretary of Ministry for Higher Education Ms. Maria Augusta da Silva Martins. At the meeting also present were the leaders of Angolan CF headed by Dr. Aguinaldo Jaime and General Director of Ministry of Education Mr. Jesus Joaquim Baptista.
Meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Gonçalves Manuel Muandumba
With the Ambassador of Russia in Angola Mr. Dmitry Lobachev
With the Honorary member of FIDE Mr. Rogerio da Silva
National Olympic Committee of Angola
With the President of Angolan CF Dr. Aguinaldo Jaime
February 15th: Meeting with the leadership of Angolan Chess Federation. The memorandum between FIDE and Angolan CF has been discussed. It will be published on both websites. The meeting was followed by a press conference for Angolan media.
February 16th: FIDE President arrived to Abuja, Nigeria.
Press conference for Nigerian media. Present: FIDE Zone 4.4 President Mr. Sani Muhammed, former President of Nigerian CF Mr. Emmanuel Omuku, and the leadership of Nigerian CF.
Meeting with the President of Nigerian NOC Mr. Sani Mohammed Ndanusa. On behalf of African sportsmen he expressed their wish to be represented at chess competitions in the programme of Winter Olympic Games.
Candidates Tournament 2014 Pairings (pdf)
Round 1 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS - GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 4 2 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS - GM Svidler Peter RUS 3 5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE - GM Topalov Veselin BUL 8 6 GM Anand Viswanathan IND - GM Aronian Levon ARM 7 Round 2 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS - GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2 3 GM Svidler Peter RUS - GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 1 8 GM Topalov Veselin BUL - GM Anand Viswanathan IND 6 7 GM Aronian Levon ARM - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 5 Round 3 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS - GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2 3 GM Svidler Peter RUS - GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 4 8 GM Topalov Veselin BUL - GM Aronian Levon ARM 7 5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE - GM Anand Viswanathan IND 6 Round 4 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE - GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 1 2 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS - GM Topalov Veselin BUL 8 7 GM Aronian Levon ARM - GM Svidler Peter RUS 3 6 GM Anand Viswanathan IND - GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 4 Round 5 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS - GM Anand Viswanathan IND 6 2 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 5 3 GM Svidler Peter RUS - GM Topalov Veselin BUL 8 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS - GM Aronian Levon ARM 7 Round 6 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 7 GM Aronian Levon ARM - GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 1 6 GM Anand Viswanathan IND - GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2 5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE - GM Svidler Peter RUS 3 8 GM Topalov Veselin BUL - GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 4 Round 7 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 2 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS - GM Aronian Levon ARM 7 3 GM Svidler Peter RUS - GM Anand Viswanathan IND 6 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 5 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS - GM Topalov Veselin BUL 8 Round 8 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS - GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 1 3 GM Svidler Peter RUS - GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2 8 GM Topalov Veselin BUL - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 5 7 GM Aronian Levon ARM - GM Anand Viswanathan IND 6 Round 9 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 2 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS - GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 4 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS - GM Svidler Peter RUS 3 6 GM Anand Viswanathan IND - GM Topalov Veselin BUL 8 5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE - GM Aronian Levon ARM 7 Round 10 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 2 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS - GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 1 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS - GM Svidler Peter RUS 3 7 GM Aronian Levon ARM - GM Topalov Veselin BUL 8 6 GM Anand Viswanathan IND - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 5 Round 11 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 5 8 GM Topalov Veselin BUL - GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2 3 GM Svidler Peter RUS - GM Aronian Levon ARM 7 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS - GM Anand Viswanathan IND 6 Round 12 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 6 GM Anand Viswanathan IND - GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 1 5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE - GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2 8 GM Topalov Veselin BUL - GM Svidler Peter RUS 3 7 GM Aronian Levon ARM - GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 4 Round 13 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS - GM Aronian Levon ARM 7 2 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS - GM Anand Viswanathan IND 6 3 GM Svidler Peter RUS - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 5 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS - GM Topalov Veselin BUL 8 Round 14 SNo. Name FED Res. Name FED SNo. 7 GM Aronian Levon ARM - GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2 6 GM Anand Viswanathan IND - GM Svidler Peter RUS 3 5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE - GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 4 8 GM Topalov Veselin BUL - GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 1
Candidates Tournament Schedule
Analysing the FIDE performance from the Development Committee point of view
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Gyula Sax 08.06.1951-25.01.2014
Hungarian Grandmaster (1974). Coach. Hungarian Champion in 1976 and vice champion in 1974. European Junior Champion in 1972 and Hungarian Junior Champion in 1970.
Sax took part in the World Championship cycles: 7th-9th place in the Interzonal Tournament at Rio de Janeiro 1979; 8th-9th at Moscow 1982; 10th-11th at Biel 1985; shared 1st-3rd place at Subotica 1987 which made him a Candidate in 1988 but was eliminated +0=3-2 by Nigel Short.
Sax was also a winner and a prize-winner in many international competitions like 1st place Amsterdam II 1972, 3rd in 1976, 1st-2nd in 1979 and 4th-8th in 1984; took 1st-3rd place at Reggio Emilia 1973/74; gained 1st place at Madonna-de-Campilio, Vrnjacka Banja 1974 and Vinkovci 1976; 3rd-4th at Budapest 1976 and 2nd-3rd in 1977; 2nd-3rd at Hastings 1977/78; 1st-2nd at Las Palmas 1978; 4th at Tilburg 1979; 2nd-4th at Banja-Luka 1981; 1st place at Vrshats and Smederevska-Palanka 1982; 4th-6th at Sarajevo 1982; 1st-5th place at Metz 1983; 1st at Linares 1983 and Lugano 1984; gained 1st-2nd at Rome 1984, in 1985 – 2nd-3rd, and 1st-2nd in 1986; 3rd-7th place at Gausdal 1984; 1st at Balatonberen Open 1984 and in 1985 he shared 1st-2nd place; 3rd-4th at Szirak 1985; 3rd at Zagreb-Rijeka 1985; 4th at Brussels 1985; 3rd-11th place out of 432 players at East Berlin 1985; 1st-2nd at New York 1986; 1st at Adelaide 1986/87; 2nd-5th at Sevilla 1987. In 1990 he won Szirak, was equal 5th at the Manila Interzonal, and became a Candidate again, but lost this time to Viktor Korchnoi in 1991.
A member of the team which won the 1978 Olympiad where he was awarded a bronze medal for the best individual result at board 3.
He has participated in 10 Olympiads between 1970 and 2000.
Sax’s chess style developed from the sharp-combination to position with saving the incline to the tactical difficulties.
Best ELO: 2610 in 1988, he was then with Lajos Portisch one the best European players.
31 January 2014
To: All National Chess Federations, Chess Media
Dear chess friends,
During the last days there has been an orchestrated attack to the FIDE President and FIDE officials concerning the FIDE/AGON contract. Although the truth is very well known among the chess family, it is only after the recent contract between Garry Kasparov and Ignatius Leong, involving the purchase of promised votes from national chess federations, that this issue has surfaced again through certain Kasparov-friendly websites and twitter accounts.
The most recent example is Peter Doggers, a writer for websites chess.com and chessvibes.com, who continues to present an initial memorandum proposed by Andrew Paulson as a "contract" between FIDE and AGON. Although it has been explained to Mr Doggers that this is not a contract but only one of many proposals submitted by Andrew Paulson during negotiations, Mr Doggers still published an article here (http://www.chess.com/news/deal-between-paulson--ilymzhinov-revealed-in-yet-another-leaked-document-6252), twisting the real facts and not publishing the whole reply of Mr Makropoulos but only some parts of it, as obviously Mr Doggers tries to hide the reality from his readers.
For the sake of correct journalist principles, and because this concerns important FIDE business, FIDE publishes here the full reply of Deputy President Mr Makropoulos from which anyone can understand why Mr Doggers, clearly on a mission, refrained from publishing the whole of it. We expect from Mr Doggers to correct his moral mistake, avoid further censorship on statements made by FIDE officials and inform his readers with the full reply of Mr Makropoulos.
Download below the whole reply of Mr Makropoulos to Mr Doggers: