Friday, August 31, 2007

FIDE Finishes Off African Nightmare

First, let me apologise for being very slow today with publishing some comments. I've actually been on an offsite training session which occupied the whole day. All about project management! Very, very exciting stuff. Not!

Anyway, if you've not seen it, FIDE has just published the latest judgements by its own Ethics Commission. There are five listed here with the two most famous cases being currently featured by Chessbase. But do you remember the case of the so-called "African Nightmare" in which our own Alex Wohl was involved?

Our first post about that incident is here, followed by this and finally this direct response from Alex.

To make this brief, FIDE's Ethics Commission took notice of the case and handed down this ruling:

In relation to the complaint under art. 2.2.3 of the CoE, the EC decided to accept and confirm the punishment handed down to the Accused by CHESS, extending its effects to the FIDE events, namely that for a period of three (3) years the Accused, Jackie Ngubeni, is banned from organizing, or in any manner being associated with, any FIDE rated international tournament in South Africa or FIDE events everywhere.

The decision of the EC is to take effect immediately, is extended to all FIDE events and is to end on the 31st December, 2009.

Have a good weekend all!

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