16 September 2015

C27 Zonals Indexed

Continuing with C27 Zonals, I added the 26 new events for cycle 27 to the index page of the World Chess Championship Zonals. The previous cycle (see C26 Zonals Indexed) had only 22 events. Why the difference?

An ACP qualifier accounts for one event. Then there were two events in Europe -- zones 1.7 & 1.10 -- where FIDE President Ilyumzhinov used two of his five presidential nominations to determine a qualifier; the year 2014, when the events took place, was (coincidentally?) a FIDE election year. A new FIDE African zone -- 4.4 -- accounts for the fourth new event.

Next step: Add clippings for the 26 events.

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