FIDE Presidential Board held in Chennai

FIDE-Presidential-Board-3 idThe 4th quarter FIDE Presidential Board was held on 8th November at the conference room in Hyatt Regency Chennai.

The meeting was opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhninov and President of All India Chess Federation J.C.D. Prabhakar.

President Ilyumzhninov thanked the AICF and FIDE Vice President DV Sundar for their hospitality and excellent organization of the FIDE World Championship Match.

President Prabhakar welcomed the guests and wished a pleasant stay in Chennai.

The President then gave a report stating what he had done since the Tallinn EB meetings.

New International Arbiter, International Organizer, Trainer titles, and over the board titles have been approved.

The Candidates Tournament was confirmed to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk and the Organisers have chosen Peter Svidler of Russia as the final player for the Candidates Tournament.

The WCOC report was agreed: there will be six Grand Prix events if we have all six signed by December 31st. If not, by June next year there will be four, again counting only the signed ones. If not, the places in the Candidates Tournament will be given one to the World Cup and one to the next highest on the Ratings list, instead of the Grand Prix.

Regarding the FIDE internet playing zone, it was agreed that the Presidential Board will follow the progress and continuously amend the rules and regulations, when necessary.

Among other decisions, David Jarrett will go and inspect the sites for the World's Seniors, while the Chicago Chess Academy was approved on the request by the FIDE Trainers Commission.