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    FIDE general discussion thread

    I thought I'd start a new thread for general discussion of FIDE matters, news, meetings etc. Prolonged discussion of specific events like World Championships, Congresses and Presidential elections should in general go to separate threads.

    Here's the list of decisions from the first PB meeting with Dvorkovich as President:

    http://www.fide.com/component/conten...al-board-.html

    There has been a massive cleanout in the unelected Commissions and also in the top levels of the FIDE bureaucracy. Virtually every commission chair is new. Victor Bologan, Emil Sutovsky and Willy Iclicki come in as Executive Director, Director General (whatever that is) and CEO respectively. There is a new Global Strategy Commission and there are a number of moves to increase central control.

    There is no announcement about new chairs for Arbiters or Fair Play commissions though Takis Nikolopoulos is listed as an honorary chair of Arbiters, alongside a number of others who have all been replaced as chairs of their commissions.

    IA Mahdi Abdulrahim from the UAE becomes the new Chair of Rules Commission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I thought I'd start a new thread for general discussion of FIDE matters, news, meetings etc. Prolonged discussion of specific events like World Championships, Congresses and Presidential elections should in general go to separate threads.

    Here's the list of decisions from the first PB meeting with Dvorkovich as President:

    http://www.fide.com/component/conten...al-board-.html

    There has been a massive cleanout in the unelected Commissions and also in the top levels of the FIDE bureaucracy. Virtually every commission chair is new. Victor Bologan, Emil Sutovsky and Willy Iclicki come in as Executive Director, Director General (whatever that is) and CEO respectively. There is a new Global Strategy Commission and there are a number of moves to increase central control.

    There is no announcement about new chairs for Arbiters or Fair Play commissions though Takis Nikolopoulos is listed as an honorary chair of Arbiters, alongside a number of others who have all been replaced as chairs of their commissions.

    IA Mahdi Abdulrahim from the UAE becomes the new Chair of Rules Commission.
    He is bringing in some GMs..at very least trying to build up support within the professional chess community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    He is bringing in some GMs..at very least trying to build up support within the professional chess community.
    And probably a payoff for support from the ACP too. But the right thing to do anyway.

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    Very sad news - the death of former USCF President WIM Ruth Haring (1955-2018), who was recently elected to the FIDE Ethics Commission having been a member of Nigel Short's ticket.

    https://www.chess.com/news/view/wim-...ring-1955-2018
    https://new.uschess.org/news/wim-ruth-haring-1955-2018/

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    A strongly opinionated and IMHO rather biased yet quite alarming article as published on Chessdom. com

    http://www.chessdom.com/dvorkovich-i...f8H7w-OZyxmshE
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    A strongly opinionated and IMHO rather biased yet quite alarming article as published on Chessdom. com

    http://www.chessdom.com/dvorkovich-i...f8H7w-OZyxmshE
    Not even sure who the author is...
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