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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fide president on rapid, blitz chess ratings, dress code, chess beauty contest and more

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Hello everyone,

In an interesting interview to website, Fide president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has spoken about some important steps to be taken by the body that would affect chess players. To begin with, he said:

Move 1: we create the Commission for Modernization, which is headed by me. To enable the performance of this Commission there established a financial foundation which I’m going to invest my money in and attract investments to.

Move 2: we have officially declared the discussion, specifically at, open till September 1st, 2011. During the next three months we’ll accept all the proposals on ratings for rapid chess and blitz, dress code for chess-players, media activity, and changes of rules. Starting from September 1st we’ll publish the collected proposals and bring them up to discussion until October 20th.

Move 3: On October 20th at the FIDE General Assembly in Krakow I’ll sum up the results of the world discussion of submitted proposals and present to the delegates the final project on modernization. Within the frames of this scheme there will be made some alterations to FIDE Charter which after the delegates’ approval shall be implemented.

The Fide president also spoke about blitz and rapid ratings, entry fee to chess events and prize money, chess beauty contest, a dress code for chess players and more. Read the full interview here.

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