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London Candidates Tournament of the Year 2013

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The ACP is glad to announce the FIDE London Candidates as the winner of ACP Tournament of the Year 2013 contest. All ACP members could vote for their favorite tournaments, having a choice out of 25 selected events of different formats. Voting for the best tournament of the year, the ACP members have shown their appreciation for the hard work done by the organizers. A total number of 382 votes were cast. The Tournament of the Year contest is organized for the third consecutive year.

Judit Polgar - From GM to Top Ten awarded as ACP Book of the Year 2014

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Judit Polgar's From GM to Top Ten, published by Quality Chess is awarded as the ACP Book of the Year 2014. From GM to Top Ten received the highest number of votes from the ACP members, who could choose out of 8 books nominated by the leading chess publishing houses of the world.

Aleksandra Dimitrijevic joins ACP Board

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Aleksandra Dimitrijevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a new ACP Board Member!

Ivan Saric gets ACP wild-card Poikovsky

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Grandmaster Ivan Saric (Croatia) gets the ACP wild-card for the participation in Poikovsky Supertournament. Since the start of the ACP Tour 2014, Ivan Saric has won the Wijk-aan-zee "B" tournament, Croatian Championship, and shared second place in the recent European Championship. These results brought him a significant number of points in the ACP Tour, enabling his qualification for the wild-card.

Extended deadline ACP Membership

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Dear colleagues,

The ACP Board has

ACP Premium Member to receive the wild-card in Poikovsky

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The Association of Chess Professionals has reached an agreement with the organizers of Poikovsky - one of the strongest Grandmaster tournaments in the World. The tournament in Poikovsky, named after A.E.Karpov, will take place between 10 - 21 May, 2014 with the participation of the World's best players and the ACP wild-card.
The organizers of Poikovsky have kindly agreed to provide one spot for the ACP nominee. The ACP Board has decided to select its wild-card among ACP Premium Members*, based on the ACP Tour standings on 15 March, 2014. 

GM Vugar Gashimov 1986 – 2014

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It is with a great deal of sadness that we are informing you of the death of one of the leading grandmasters in the world Vugar Gashimov.

Vugar was born on 24 June 1986 in Baku, Azerbaijan and passed away on the night 10-11 January 2014 in Heidelberg, Germany. For years he had suffered from epilepsy and a tumor in brain.

АШП - итоги работы 2012-2013

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Уважаемые члены АШП, 
Нынешний Совет Ассоциации был избран около 2 лет назад, и одним из первых его решений была отмена членских взносов до тех пор, пока организация не покажет конкретные результаты своей постоянной работы. 
Сегодня мы с гордостью предоставляем вашему вниманию 10 главных направлений, по которым мы добились существенных достижений с января 2012 года. 
1. Организация турниров

ACP Newsletter - December 2013

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Dear ACP Members,

One of the first decisions of the current ACP Board after its election about two years ago was to waive the membership fee until we could show concrete results of our dynamic work.

Now, we are proud to present 10 selected areas of activity we have succeeded in since January 2012:

1. Organisation of tournaments

ACP Membership and Fee Structure, ACP Tour Eligibility

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1. ACP Membership Structure

Chess professionals (such as players, coaches, arbiters, organisers) and/or enthusiasts supporting the ACP can join the ACP in one of the following three categories:

1.1.  ACP Premium members

1.2.  ACP Standard members

1.3.  ACP Club members

2. Rights and Obligations


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