Statement of the FIDE Presidential Board Print
Monday, 03 June 2019 11:17

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FIDE has received a complaint that, between September 2018 and March 2019, two tournaments and a chess match, which took place in Stanley, in the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands, were filed for consideration for FIDE rating by the Argentine Chess Federation.

Federations reserve the exclusive right to submit tournaments for rating which take place in their territory.

Because this was not done, and no attempt was made to seek permission or even inform the English Chess Federation, under whose purview chess in the Falkland Islands comes, the FIDE Qualification Commission will exclude these tournaments from rating.

FIDE urges all federations to refrain from using chess tournaments for political purposes.

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