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ACP President's Report 2013

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Dear colleagues,
The time has come to sum up the results of the ACP Board activities in 2013. I am proud to say, that we have managed to reach most of our objectives for the year, both in terms of organizing the events, protecting chess players' rights and promoting the higher status of chess professional.

Parimarjan Negi joins the ACP Board

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India, led by the world champion Viswanathan Anand, has recently become one of the most impressively growing chess countries. We are proud to announce that one of India's best player, 20-year old Parimarjan Negi, has joined the ACP Board to share his experience and ideas. His active involvement will definitely help the ACP to promote and develop chess worldwide, as well as to better understand and even more efficiently solve problems that chess professionals encounter in Asia.

Open letter to FIDE President

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To the President of FIDE, Mr.Kirsan Iyumzhinov 
Dear Mr. President, 
Let me address you on behalf of the ACP Board at a time when the cooperation between FIDE and the ACP is bearing important fruits in the World Championship cycle stability, Anti-Cheating effort and other important fields.
I'd like to address you on a topic which is at the very heart of the long life of a chess player.

Alexander Grischuk wins 5th ACP Cup

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Russian Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk won the 5th ACP Cup in Riga. In a tense final, Grischuk beat his compatriot Yan Nepomniachtchi in the decisive Armageddon game. All results and info can be found at the tournament's website:

Partnership agreement with Chess Openings 24/7

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The ACP is proud to anounce that a partnership agreement with a professional Chess Openings 24/7 service has been reached.

If you look for a day by day opening advice from the top theoreticians, the Chess Openings 24/7 is strongly recommended.

Anti-Cheating Committee has been formed

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The ACP is glad to announce that the Anti-Cheating Committe has been formed. It consists of 5 representatives of the ACP and 5 representatives of FIDE:
ACP Representatives:
IA Laurent Freyd
IO Yuri Garrett
GM/FST Miguel Illescas
GM/FST Konstantin Landa
IM Kenneth Regan

FIDE Representatives:
IA Klaus Deventer
FM/IA/IO/FST Israel Gelfer
Michalis Kaloumenos
IM/IO George Mastrokoukos
FM/IA Shaun Press


Open letter from GM Dejan Bojkov on cheating

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Dear all,

due to the increased level of fraud and suspicions of cheating of lately in chess. I would like to to present you an idea of how to deal with the problem.

The idea for anti-cheating commission is fairly simple.
You know that in all sports there are is the so-called doping police. In chess, the main doping is the use of chess engines during the game.
ACP can create a squad, which will receive signals of possible cheating. The players under suspicion can be checked by the doping police randomly and without any hint of what is going to happen.

Results Tournament of the Year 2012

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The ACP is glad to announce the results of the Tournament of the Year 2012 contest. All ACP members could vote for their favorite tournaments, having a choice out of 26 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 769 votes were casted. The results are:

ACP Tournament of the Year 2012 Tata Steel Chess, Wijk aan Zee

Open letter to FIDE on anti-cheating

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Dear Chess Friends,
We would like to inform you, that following the open letter signed by more than 700 active players from all over the world, the ACP sent a letter to FIDE proposing to establish a joint FIDE-ACP Anti-Cheating Commission, in order to enable the most efficient working procedure.


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