Circular on time control to be used in Moscow

The Executive Director of FIDE Mr Emmanuel Omoku made the following announcement about the time controls that will be used in Women's-Men's World Championships in Moscow. The Championships will take place between 25/11-12/12/2001 at the Palace Meeting Hall of the Kremlin in Moscow and the final match of the Men's championships will take place between 16/1-26/1/2002 in the Moscow Hall of Columns:

"During this year's FIDE Congress in Halkidiki, the Executive Board resolved to introduce two forms of the new time control to organisers of FIDE events and indeed, recommended same to all tournament organisers for consideration. The approved variants, which are basically the same in terms of the total time used for the game are as follows:

1. One hour 15 minutes for 40 moves plus 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
2. One hour 30 minutes for the whole game with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move from move 1.
On the basis of this decision, and upon the request of many players, the FIDE President has approved the request of the Organising Committee for the 2001/2002 World Chess Championships on the introduction of the variant of the new time control of all the moves in 1 hour 30 minutes with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move from move one.

Accordingly, I write at this early stage to inform all participants of this slight amendment to the time control that will be used in the 2001/2002 World Chess Championships and the 2001 Women's World Chess Championships.

I also write to inform all participants that the date for the World Championship finals is from 16 to 26 January 2002 at the Moscow Hall of Columns and not 15 to 25 January as earlier announced. "

Thank you so much.
Yours sincerely,
Emmanuel Omuku

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