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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    FIDE market research survey

    To compensate for your time and effort, we want to give all participants the option of entering a raffle for a two-hour online masterclass with Vladimir Kramnik. Ten lucky winners will have the chance to interact with the former World Champion and learn from this legendary player.

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Dear friends,

    The FIDE Qualification Commission (QC) is seeking responses to a questionnaire about the length of games required for standardplay games to be FIDE rated.

    QC has received a lot of correspondence during 2019 suggesting FIDE should change the FIDE rating regulations to allow shorter games than at present to be rated. The relevant regulation is regulation 1 here:

    Given that changing this regulation would directly impact upon so much FIDE-rated chess, QC has decided to create a questionnaire to put this issue directly to all interested parties to better inform any decision that might be taken to change this regulation.

    The questionnaire can be found here:

    QC encourages all players and interested parties to respond to this questionnaire, and for national federations to send it to their membership encouraging them to respond. Responses will be collected until Sunday, 27th October; and results published as soon as possible thereafter.

    Alex Holowczak
    Qualification Commission Secretary

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Dear friends,

    FIDE Vice President Judit Polgar has teamed up with ChessKid in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for "Largest Online Chess Tournament". Even though there is no record officially set, Guinness has required that at least 20,000 kids participate for the record to count. Below you will find a link to the full announcement of the tournament, with instructions on how to join:

    FIDE would like to endorse this initiative and support Judit, one of the key figures in our organization. We believe that a World Record will benefit chess and give it visibility. Plus, we could use this record as an example to demonstrate our sponsors and partners the potential that online chess has.

    David Llada
    Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

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