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Monday, January 29, 2018

Update: 12:14PM THE Fiji Chess Federation plans to hold more World Chess Federation (FIDE) standard tournaments this year to allow Fiji's top chess players to activate their international rating.

After a successful two-day FIDE standard rated tournament over the weekend, FCF President Calvin Prasad said Fiji's world ranking should dramatically improve once more players get FIDE ratings.
"Starting in February, our domestic competitions will feature both a standard and rapid schedule running simultaneously," he said.
"This will allow more players to gain a FIDE rating and provide valuable exposure to local players."
Fiji is currently ranked 173 and is expected to move up 20 places after FIDE processes last weekend's tournament.
At last weekend's tournament, Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad took first place, Manoj Kumar settled for second place and University of the South Pacific student Zen Borg finished third with three wins and two losses.

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