Zurich Chess Challenge Organisers Ask Ilyumzhinov For "Changes In The Rules of Calculating Ratings In Classical Chess"

Время публикации: 30.10.2015 22:57 | Последнее обновление: 30.10.2015 22:59

The organisers of the Zurich Chess Challenge Oleg Skvortsov and Christian Issler prepared a letter for the FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. It mentions the time control novelty that will be tested at the next year competition. The "new classics" introduced by the organisers will have 40'+10'' time control. Below you can find the aforementioned letter.  

"Dear Mr Ilyumzhinov,

Modern professional chess is in need of reforming in many respects.

In particular, one of the most important factors is time control in classical chess. We propose introducing changes in the rules of calculating ratings in classical chess games. For that purpose, we ask you to allow calculating FIDE classical chess games with time control of minimum 40 or 60 minutes for each player and with possible addition of another 30 seconds per move from the first move. We suggest extending that rule to the calculation of chess games for the players of all ratings.

This innovation could increase the entertainment value and promote the results of chess contests at a high level in which chess players with high ratings take part.

We hope there will be a positive decision on the issue by the FIDE in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

President of the Zurich Chess Club
Christian Issler,
Honorable member of the Zurich Chess Club, Organizer and Sponsor of the Zurich Chess Challenge
Oleg Skvortsov"


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