FIDE are happy to announce that after communication with the temporary FIDE relationship commission members (consisting of GM Kiril Georgiev, GM Antoaneta Stefanova, GM Alexander Delchev and interim FIDE rating officer ICCF IM and FIDE IA Milen Petrov) we have come to the following agreement: 1) We will be able to register new Bulgarian players on FIDE site but only after approval and proper association from FIDE office. All newly registered players will fall under FIDE flag. 2) We will be able to start registering tournaments valid for FIDE rating and norms. All requests for FIDE rated tournaments must be sent up-front to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to email@example.com. After the tournament is approved by the commission, it will be registered on FIDE web site.Organizers should receive confirmation about approval/decline. 3) We will be able to send tournament reports to FIDE rating server as any other federation, but following more strict rules, specified below. 4) Every registered FIDE rated tournament must be fully compliant with FIDE rules and must be led by FIDE licensed arbiters. 5) No late tournament registrations are allowed. 6) Within 5 days after the finish of the tournament Chief Arbiter is obliged to send the tournament report to the interim rating officer and then it will be uploaded to the server, only if all necessary documentation is proper, in the prescribed 7 days period. All Tournament reports must be accompanied with payment transaction details - transaction ID, amount, payer, tournament name. 7) All organizers are obliged to pay FIDE rating fees directly to FIDE as it will be announced locally and according to the FIDE Handbook. It is their duty to sort these. No tournament report will be sent to FIDE without clear approval that the payment is made. Possible payment methods are Credit Card and Paypal. Credit Card Internet Address: https://payment.fide.com/payment.phtml Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs Instructions: Choose enter payment manually at the top and always provide name and reason for payment Paypal Code: www.paypal.com Holder Name: Federation Internationale Des Echecs Code: firstname.lastname@example.org 8) All Chief Arbiters must be very careful with issuing any FIDE title norms. So any FIDE player must play with at least 3 other different federations (FID not counted as a federation). This one is valid for any player under FIDE flag.
The World Chess Federation (FIDE), the Slovenian Chess Federation, the Municipality of Bled and the European Chess Academy have the honour to invite all senior women and men throughout the world to participate in the 28th World Senior Chess Championship (50+ and 65+) organised in the Olympic city of Bled, Slovenia, 17th November (arrival) to 30st November (departure) 2018.
FIDE announces that the deadline for player's participation in the Candidates Tournament is 26 January 2018. The event will be held in Berlin, Germany from 8 March (arrivals/opening ceremony) to 29 March 2018 (departures) and the qualifiers are: 1. Sergey Karjakin (RUS, world championship 2016 finalist) 2. Levon Aronian (ARM, world cup 2017 winner) 3. Ding Liren (CHN, world cup 2017 finalist) 4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE, grand-prix 2017 winner) 5. Alexander Grischuk (RUS, grand-prix 2017 runner-up) 6. Fabiano Caruana (USA, rating lists 2017) 7. Wesley So (USA, rating lists 2017) 8. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS, organiser's nominee) First reserve from the FIDE Grand-Prix standings is Teimour Radjabov (AZE). The winner of the Candidates Tournament will challenge Magnus Carlsen for the FIDE World Championship title in the last quarter of 2018.PLAYER'S CONTRACT (pdf)
IA Takis Nikolopoulos Chairman FIDE Arbiters' Commission
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