First FIDE Presidential Board Meeting of 2012

It was confirmed that the 2012 Chess Olympiad and FIDE Congress will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 27th August to 10th September.

The bids for the Candidates Matches were discussed, with a final decision to be made before 29th February, 2012. A committee was set up to present a final proposal on the chess project for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

It was agreed that all players on the FIDE ratings list should be registered by their email addresses.

A presentation was given by Mr Ali Yazici regarding the launching of the Chess in Schools online Student Membership.

The World Schools Individual Championships for 2013 was awarded to Halkidiki, Greece. Ms Beatriz Marinello’s proposal for a new Commission for Social Chess was approved.

It was agreed that the next PB meeting would be held in Elista on 5th and 6th April to coincide with the President’s 50th Birthday.