FIDE sanctioned Facebook Tournaments

TadDude

"... our larger goal is to facilitate the world's first official, FIDE-certified online chess tournament."  http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/World-Chess-Federation-Outlines-Big-Plans-for-Facebook-1296535.htm

http://www.onefide.com/2010/07/06/fide-president-opens-personal-facebook-account/

Maybe Ilyumzhinov will elaborate here.   http://www.facebook.com/people/Kirsan-Ilyumzhinov/100001218987074

kenneth67

looks interesting, but i stay away from facebook... so i'm out. To popularize chess, though, it makes sense.

theamericanplaya
kenneth67 wrote:

looks interesting, but i stay away from facebook... so i'm out. To popularize chess, though, it makes sense.


w00t! Bad: Chess.com shall become swamped with social networkers Good: I'll get to play in a FIDE tourney for once! Small town blues. (Ignoring the fact I'll lose)

SchofieldKid

Problem is the use of chess engines during online play. They now have some software to detect heavy use of leaving page, computer trace etc but there are always holes in the system

AnthonyCG

And you think online cheating is bad now...