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In the News (Wed 22 May 19)

  
  Association of Chess Professionals | Main page
Following several fruitful meetings between the ACP and FIDE regarding time control in official FIDE events, it is time to make one more step forward, the one the majority of professional chess players are waiting for - to standardize the time control in all events.
Ali Nihat YAZICI: It is with big sadness for me to say that we have sued the ECU in the judicial court in Lausanne on 3rd of October, for the decision taken in the last board meeting in Novi Sad on 24 August 2007.
The 1st ACP Women Series is starting together with the 4th ACP Tour on July 1st 2007.
chess-players.org /eng   (759 words)

  
  Association of Chess Professionals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The association's purpose is the protection of professional chess players' rights, the practice and promotion of chess worldwide, in particular through the organisation of chess tournaments and other chess events.
The organisation has been compared by some to the Professional Chess Association, the body established by Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short as an organisation under which to play their 1993 World Championship having broken away from FIDE, the official governing body of chess.
The ACP has been extremely critical of FIDE on a number of issues, including its selection of Libya as the site for the 2004 Championships (thus putting the ability of Israeli players to take part under question) and aspects relating to the contracts with players in that championship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Association_of_Chess_Professionals   (462 words)

  
 Chessville - Interview with GM Joel Lautier of the Association of Chess Professionals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Chess is a game practiced and followed by millions of fans all over the world, yet it has remained to this day unable to capitalize on this huge potential.
Chess players are very individualistic people by nature, but their professional condition has degraded to such an extent lately that they are now more willing than ever to unite forces and work on improving things.
Chess has not achieved such a stature that it can afford holding rival championships, the whole thing was bound to collapse and now we find ourselves in a situation where simply no championship is held any more, let alone two or three.
www.chessville.com /Editorials/Interviews/20Questions/Lautier.htm   (4363 words)

  
 Press Release: HB Global Chess Challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In addition to the professional players, some 4,000 to 5,000 amateurs are expected to descend on the tournament to cross swords for the 300 cash prizes being awarded to the winners.
The early and strong response to the HB Global Chess Challenge may stem from the knowledge that the event has been organized by Ashley, an experienced professional himself, who is looking to ensure that the needs and interests of players are given top priority.
Chess players ready to register for the HB Global Chess Challenge should go to the HB Foundation website, www.hbfoundation.org or call 1-800-964-2448 or 205-941-4448.
www.thechessdrum.net /newsbriefs/2005/NB_HBCC.html   (674 words)

  
 qed's Chess page
Kasparov's thoughts on the 1996 match between him and IBM's super chess machine "Deep Blue" are at the end.
Because chess is a game of virtually limitless possibilities, even a beast like Deep Blue, which can look at more than 100 million positions a second, can go only so deep.
While the computers did not seem to be playing up to the standards of these champion GMs from a pure chess point of view, they definately demonstrated that their accuracy, depth, and relentless energy and resourcefulness to compensate.
www.azillionmonkeys.com /qed/chess.html   (951 words)

  
 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Joel Lautier, frankly speaking
The Association of Chess Professionals is a not-for-profit international organization which operates under the French law and was set up in Paris in September 2003.
Membership is not limited to chess players only, (but open to) all actors of the professional chess stage: players, organizers, arbiters, journalists, chess programmers.
The ACP will also contest FIDE's further attempts at reducing the classical time control in most tournaments, since repeated polls, initiated by FIDE but never taken into account, have proven that a large majority of professional players are against the current 90 minutes duration for the whole game.
www.chessbase.com /newsprint.asp?newsid=1366   (1623 words)

  
 ACP om playchess.com
The Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) is a not-for-profit international organization which operates under the French law and was set up in Paris in September 2003.
The ACP has one simple goal: to transform chess, which in effect is still an amateur sport, into a professional one.
Report on the board meeting of the ACP in January 2004 in Wijk aan Zee, with an official press release of the ACP.
www.chessbase.com /events/acp/acp.htm   (552 words)

  
 Chessville - 20 Questions - Interviews With Chessplayers and Chess Newsmakers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The list of her achievements and firsts in chess is truly impressive, not the least of which is being the only World Champion (male or female) to win the Triple-Crown in Chess: Rapid, Blitz and Standard Time Control World Championships.
See what she has to say on topics like: her upbringing, her goals and aspirations for promoting chess, training with the World's #1 Garry Kasparov, the state of chess (and chess politics!) in the US, training secrets, the use of technology in chess, and much more.
Find out who motivates him, what challenges he faced as a pioneering Black chess player in the USA, the latest in his fight against the so-called "GM-draw", what he thinks needs to change for the US to produce more home-grown GMs, and what he thinks is really going to make the difference in chess.
chessville.com /Editorials/Interviews/20Questions/20QuestionsIndex.htm   (1236 words)

  
 ACP News - Chessnia's Bulletin Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
We are glad to inform you about the decision of the FIDE Ethics Commission in the complaint of the Association of Chess Professionals against Boris Kutin, President of the European Chess Union, and the ECU board.
Decision on the complaint of the Association of Chess Professionals against Boris Kutin, President of the European Chess Union and the ECU board.
On June 14, 2004, the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) filed a complaint with the FIDE Ethics Commission regarding what they saw as irregularities in the nomination of players to the 2003-2004 World Championship.
www.chessnia.com /forums/index.php?act=ST&f=5&t=79   (1107 words)

  
 Schach Nachrichten
Zwischen der ACP (Association of Chess Professionals) und der FIDE entwickelt sich zur Zeit eine Kontroverse in Bezug auf die Regularien der kommenden FIDE-Weltmeisterschaft und dem anschlie├čend von der FIDE geplanten Wettkampf zwischen dem Sieger der K.O.-WM und Garry Kasparov.
The ACP Board considers that, in view of FIDE’s recent cancellation of the Kasparov-Ponomariov match and the 2002 FIDE Rapid Grand Prix, the participants need real guarantees from FIDE in regard to the upcoming World Championship, which in fact is but a standard procedure in all professional sports.
The ACP Board asks its members who are qualified for the 2004 FIDE World Championship to not hurry in signing the “Player’s Undertaking”.
www.chessbase.de /nachrichten.asp?newsid=3067   (1185 words)

  
 Gateways to chess/Chess portals
Chess Corner is a non-commercial site, which primarily wants to stimulate the interest for chess among beginners.
GM Chess School, situated in S:t Peterburg, Russia, a city with 20 grand masters, is the original initiator of this website.
Chess in general, regular and scholastic tournament info, ratings for Texas chessplayers, chess camps in and around Texas, and more.
www.schackportalen.nu /English/eportaler.htm   (2349 words)

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