The sporting head of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF), Evgeny Bareev, talked in an interview with Vladimir Barsky about the federation’s relationship with the Honoured Trainer of the USSR, Mark Dvoretsky. The topic was attracting specialists to work with the RCF’s grandmaster schools:
International Master Anatoly Shvedchikov has become a senior trainer. That international training title was awarded to him at the last FIDE Presidential Council. You can find out more about the titles and those who hold them on the International Chess Federation's special page.
Many people still remember how in September last year in Khanty-Manisysk, on the day after the FIDE Presidential Elections, the re-elected Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sat down at the same table with his challenger, Anatoly Karpov.
“Ilyumzhinov’s team continues to pick the pockets of chess players,” noted Anatoly Karpov in an interview for file-rf.ru. “For example, at major international tournaments the cost of staying in the hotels FIDE books for the players turns out to be significantly higher athan in other hotels of comparable class in the same city. These strange markups earn federation officials at each of these events 50 to 100 thousand euros”.
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov again visited Tripoli, the capital of Libya. There was no new game against Muammar Gaddafi but there was a meeting with Mohammed, Gaddafi’s son, who is Head of the National Olympic Committee, as well as with Abdelkabir El Fakhrey, the Secretary of State for Education.
"FIDE even can't calculate ratings well. On 1-st July I must to be №10, but they add me 4 points and now I am №7.