Csaba MeroThe Irish Go Congress, held on the first three days of March at the Teachers Club in Dublin, began with a handicapped five-round Swiss System rapid tournament played on the evening of March 1.
Since 2011 FMJD has been in contact with Mr. Atila Zeybek from Turkey who informed us about Turkish Draughts ( "Dama") and about the possible FMJD membership of Turkey and the possibility for a Turkish Draughts section within the FMJD. Mr Zeybek explained that Turkish draughts has already a long history and culture.
On February 16-17 the FIDE President visited Beirut where he met with business circles of Lebanon and Lebanon Chess Federation. In particular, President Ilyumzhinov met with FIDE representative in the Mediterranean Mr. Alan Khouri and discussed the chess development in Lebanon.