Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Notetakers Rejoice!

It seems that the high spirits I experienced when learning about FIDE's new rules forbidding the recording of moves before they are played may have been premature. At last week's meeting between representatives of FIDE and the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP), the ACP indicated that they are...
...against the new FIDE rule which forbids writing down the move before it is played on the board.
Given that many of the other issues discussed between the two groups are quite contentious -- e.g., drug testing, time controls, and official hotels -- I suspect that FIDE will find it prudent to throw the players a bone on this one.

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