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Monday, June 21, 2010

Chess tournament rule: Zero tolerance

Hi Everybody!

You are unlikely to miss your game now! FIDE has issued a new directive to organizers of chess tournaments.

Following a representation by the Association of Chess Professionals recently, the Presidential Board in Sofia confirmed their previous decision that 0rganisers of events where the zero tolerance rule was in operation should be obliged to provide participants with the best conditions in order that they can respect the rule.

For events with more than 30 participants, a large digital countdown clock must be installed in the playing hall. For events with less than 30 players an announcement by microphone must be made five minutes before the game is due to start and again one minute before the start of the game.

So you agree with this rule, or should players be allowed to come to their boards anytime they please?

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