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September 17, 2014 217

NEW FIDE ANTI-CHEATING RULES

FIDE FIDE has just modified section 11.3 of its Laws of Chess, reacting to a request of its Anti Cheating Committee. In future players will not be permitted to have any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person in the playing venue, only in a bag and completely switched off, with the permission of the arbiter. In addition: spot searches may be conducted. During the 2014 Tromso FIDE Congress the Rules Commission, in order to reflect to the Anti Cheating Committee’s request, altered the wording of the article 11.3.b. The following was included in the Minutes of the Tromso Anti Cheating Committee Meeting of the 8 August 2014. The Rules Commission reported that they have altered… Read More...
Sep 14, 2014 655

MOVIE 'PAWN SACRIFICE' CAPTURES FISCHER-SPASSKY DRAMA

CANADA (Reuters) - There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder. "Pawn Sacrifice," a film premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, chronicles not only the rise of the young American grandmaster but how hard it was to get him to his crowning moment, the… Read More...
Sep 14, 2014 75

USCF NAMES BROWNSVILLE 'CHESS CITY' OF THE YEAR

UNITED STATES The United States Chess Federation has named Brownsville the 2014 Chess City of the Year. This is the first time Brownsville has received this title, which began in 1983 when the first recipient was Pasadena, California. University of Texas at Brownsville Chess Director Russell Harwood said it is combination of both UTB and the Brownsville Independent School District chess accolades… Read More...
Sep 12, 2014 587

EIGHT SUPER GRANDMASTERS TURN INTO COACHES

UNITED STATES It is a question commonly posed to Grandmasters -- business-suit wearing giants with perennially furrowed brows, constantly wrinkled above troubled looks of genuine stress -- can you still have fun? There were several surprisingly light moments between the kings of chess this past Monday afternoon, as part of a bonus event that came on the heels of the2014 Sinquefield Cup. The… Read More...
Sep 09, 2014 148

ARIZONA CHESS PHENOM TO COMPETE IN WORLD YOUTH IN S.A.

ARIZONA When Justin Friedlander wins a chess match he's that much closer to his dream of becoming a chess grandmaster. That may not mean much to you, until you learn this chess player is only 8-years-old and he's set to represent the United States in the World Youth Chess Championships in Durban, South Africa, this month. When this young phenom isn't busy trouncing his opponents, he's helping to… Read More...