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by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Russia banned by WADA
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Russia banned by WADA

David Llada, FIDE's Chief Communications Officer has responded to India's largest news service (IANS) regarding the issues above. On Dvorkovich's position: "Our President Arkady Dvorkovich doesn't hold any official position at the Russian government since May, 2018 (he was elected FIDE President in ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Russia banned by WADA
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Russia banned by WADA

An announcement appeared briefly on the FIDE website before being taken down. https://fide.com/news/229 Taken down because it shouldn't have been posted in the first place. The WADA release from yesterday is of course going to be appealed by the Russians but at present there is difficulty interpret...
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Russia banned by WADA
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Russia banned by WADA

There appears to be a bit of scrambling going on within FIDE. Sutovsky has posted on FB "please rest assured that FIDE is not going to relocate or God forbid cancel our events scheduled to take place in Russia in 2020. We have consulted FIDE lawyers and also an external respectable Swiss bureau, and...
by Chris Rice
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Open London Chess Classic
Replies: 70
Views: 5200

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Can’t honestly say I’ve ever seen 2Q+p vs 2Q before! Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Ding, Liren ½-½ London Chess Classic 2019 round 2-1 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. Nc3 Na5 10. Ba2 Be6 11. b4 Bxa2 12. Rxa2 Nc6 13. Bg5 Qd7 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Nd5 a5 16...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 690
Views: 80681

Re: Cheating in chess

The FIDE Ethics Commission have finished their deliberations on the Rausis case and given him a six year ban and stripped him of the GM title though he keeps the IM title. Specifically the sanctions against him read as follows: "Taking into account Mr Rausis’ acknowledgment of guilt, his co-operatio...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 690
Views: 80681

Re: Cheating in chess

It appears that case was sent to the FIDE Fair Play Commission not the Ethics Commission. Isn't that the one the CAA are referring to? It's not beyond the possibility that "Fair Play" passed it on to "Ethics" who have just returned it to the ECF. It is possible though I failed to find any report on...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 690
Views: 80681

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:41 am
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:17 am
Which 4NCL case was this?
The 2018 Telford 4NCL Congress Minor Section.
It appears that case was sent to the FIDE Fair Play Commission not the Ethics Commission.
by Chris Rice
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Open London Chess Classic
Replies: 70
Views: 5200

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

And our own Richard Bates draws with Maze, which I assume was pleasing. (I haven't looked at the game) There was a comment from Richard on FB yesterday "Bottled it" which I assume was a reference to this game and that he was much better at around move 28 or 29 according to Stockfish though there do...
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Rapidplay 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 408

British Rapidplay 2019

Six of the 11 rounds of this two day event have been completed. Laurence Webb leads with 5/6. Sadly this event has seen better times further evidenced by the news (which Nigel Davies posted on FB) that the top prize of £300 has been cut to £200 in all sections due to lack of entries. Perhaps the eve...
by Chris Rice
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 690
Views: 80681

Re: Cheating in chess

Nepo not holding back with his accusations in an interview with Chess.com but if he wants some progress on the matter he has to name names with evidence or at least some rationale to back it up. Are there currently players cheating over-the-board in chess? How can organizers combat this? I think tha...
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2181

Re: European Club Cup

Nice finish in Bagi - Zvaginsev today in this event - and no, I don't know how to put it up here. Actually, I think that Bagi should have allowed the mate which is quite an attractive end to the game. Bagi, Mate - Zvjaginsev, Vadim European Club Cup 2019 round 02 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nx...
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Sutovsky also added on FB: "Kirill Alekseenko gets the Wild Card it if both Ian Nepomniachtchi and Grischuk qualify through GP, or the match to be staged between these two (three) Russian players. P.S. Theoretically, Dubov and Karjakin still have a chance to claim the third place in GP, and be also ...