Friday, August 31, 2007

FIDE Ethics Commission 's Report

Continuation of what is known to the chess world as "ToiletGate"

Violating several FIDE Code of Ethics - Mr. Veselin Topalov is sanctioned with a severe reprimand.
- In the case of any serious similar breach against the FIDE Code of Ethics within the next 12 months, this judgment will be considered by the EC as a precedent and Mr. Veselin Topalov could be imposed with a suitable fine and could be excluded from participation in all FIDE tournaments for at least a one-year period.
- Mr. Silvio Danailov’s conduct violated art. 2.2.9 and 2.2.11 of FIDE Code of Ethics.
- Mr. Silvio Danailov is sanctioned with a reprimand..

For the full report from the FIDE Ethics Commission please download the following report

Please feel free to make a comment about this report.


Anonymous said...

Slightly Confused! Especially hearing the latest news about Topalov possibly being banned from playing chess for a year! Anyone know who else would be the contender IF Kramnik wins Mexico, of which I think not!? Who is in line as contenders?
2008: The winner from WCCT 2007 in Mexico plays a World Championship match against the previous World Champion. If Kramnik does not win the WCCT 2007, then Kramnik can challenge the winner of Mexico in the first part of 2008. If Kramnik wins in Mexico, then the right to challenge goes to the previous World Champion, ie Topalov.

a2. 2009: The winner of the "a1" match plays a World Championship match against the winner of the 2007 World Cup which will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk.

a3. 2010: The World Champion (winner of "a2") plays a World Championship match against the winner of the 2009 World Cup.

Steven Nicholls said...

I doubt if Topalov will be punished by not playing chess for a year as Fide says. A reprimand against Mr. Silvio Danilov is the least punitive of the official sanctions that the ethics commission committee could possibly hand out. I think Topalov will be given a small fine and be able to continue to play chess.