Congratulations to new title holders GM Aman Hambleton and IO Vadim Tsypin!!!

I continue to be most concerned about Ilyumzhinov, and how his conduct affects the future of FIDE. The near-unanimous FIDE Board vote, asking him to resign as President of FIDE, as described in Wayne's post, would be enough for virtually anyone else on the planet to do just that. The thing is, he COULD win re-election later this year, by spinning out a USA bias against him, over the sanctions. The USA is not very popular in many areas of the world these days. The CFC needs to drop its support of this clown, the sooner the better.