25 September 2012

83rd FIDE Congress

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall at a FIDE General Assembly? How about at a FIDE Executive Board meeting? If you answered, 'Yes', to either of those questions, then don't miss the Youtube videos listed at 2012 FIDE Congress Meetings. The clips are the work of Sevan Muradian, last seen on this blog a year ago in 82nd FIDE Congress.

Depending on your specific interests in organized international chess, there are lots of subjects of potential interest in this footage. As for me, I'm curious about the CNC, which still holds a prominent place in the main banner on Fide.com, and which was last seen here, also a year ago, in No Nose for FIDE News. What is the relationship between CNC and Agon, the new standard bearer for the FIDE World Championship?

It turns out that the CNC presentation to the 83rd Congress was given by one Dmitry Levitansky and can be found at around 16:00 into Muradian's clip titled 'General Assembly Part 7'. Here's how he is introduced by FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos.

I'd like to explain that the beginning of the original contract with CNC was that CNC, among other things, had the right to organize events and find sponsorship. This part we gave later to Agon when we signed the contract with Agon. So the agreement with CNC has changed on this part and there is here Mr. Levitansky from CNC to inform the assembly about the project they are preparing at this moment.

To find out more about the 2012 General Assembly, see FIDE General Assembly (Fide.com) and Results of the General Assembly (Chessvibes.com).

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