"Where the Pin is mightier than the sword" - Fred Reinfeld
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Missing in FIDE. What the...
GM elect Ronald Dableo failed to made it among those who awarded the lifelong title of chess grandmaster at the80th FIDE Congressheld last October 11-17 in Halkidiki, Greece and it may have something to do with his current rating that is short of the required 2500 or over. No International Master was awarded for Filipinos as well. But the most alarming (or intriguing) development is that the Philippines and NCFP is not being recognized by FIDE at all! We are supposed to be occupying the no. 30 to 33 spot but we're gone! Even US based GM, Rogelio Barcenilla is listed on "conditional" section. This is grave news. What exactly is happening here? Are we suspended or what? And for what reasons?