Tuesday, 2 October 2012

FIDE Congress - the outcomes

FIDE have released the updated minutes from the 2012 Congress. This minutes contain decisions made by the various committees, which were then accepted by the General Assembly.
While it is good that FIDE have publicised these decisions as quickly as they have, I can only hope that the changes to the FIDE Handbook are made in the same timely manner. In past years decisions made at various congresses have not been shown in the subsequent editions of the Handbook, leading to a great deal of confusion.
Of interest to players/organisers are the changes to the Laws of Chess (RTRC) and the decisions of the Qualifications Committee (including making Rapidplay/Blitz events free of rating charges until the end of 2013, as well as recommending that Federations do add extra charges to these events as well).
The list of decisions is here.

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