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Saturday, August 10, 2013

World Chess Cup 2013 Aug 10-Sept 3 : Official Video and Officials

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

The time has come for some great chess once again. It's the FIDE World Chess Cup 2013. Here is the official video for the event followed by the list of officials for this tournament. 

The chief arbiter is IA Ignatius Leong from Singapore. He is FIDE Secretary-General and has been one of Asia's leading organizers for more than 20 years. At 23, he became one of the world’s youngest International Arbiters.

Chief Arbiter: IA Ignatius Leong – Singapore
Deputy Chief Arbiter: IA Karl-Johan Rist - Norway


Rounds 1-5:
IA Faik Gasanov - Azerbaijan
IA Husan Turdialiev - Uzbekistan
IA Sava Stoisavlijevic - Serbia
IA Ashot Vardapetian – Armenia

Arbiters, Rounds 1-2:
IA Anatoliy Byhovsky - Russia
IA Eduard Duchovny - USA
IA Amiram Kaplan - Israel
IA Jesus Mena - Spain
IA Sainbayar Tserendorj - Mongolia

Appeals Committee:

Deputy President of FIDE, Mr. Georgios Makropoulos – Greece
Vice president of FIDE, Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici - Turkey
Vice president of FIDE, Mr. Boris Kutin - Slovenia

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