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GM Wesley So & IM Nazi Paikidze Transferred to US Federation Print E-mail
By Zonal President Franc Guadalupe   
November 5, 2014
Last week, FIDE approved the federation transfers of two top players.   The winner of the Millionaire Chess Open, GM Wesley So, had requested a transfer from his native country, the Philippines, back in July.   The transfer for Wesley (FIDE rating 2762 and #10 in the World) was approved on October 28th.  He is now eligible to participate in FIDE events under the U.S. flag but cannot represent the U.S. in FIDE events for two years.  GM So, however, may represent us sooner if the appropriate transfer fee is paid.

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GM Wesley So


IM/WGM Nazi Paikidze whose FIDE rating is 2339 requested a transfer from the country of Georgia.  Her transfer was approved on October 30th.  Nazi was the World U-14 Girl's and World U-16 Girl's Champion.

As is the case with Wesley, Nazi is now eligible to participate in FIDE events under the U.S. flag but may not represent the U.S. in FIDE events for two years.  Included in the FIDE events in which the 2-year waiting period applies are the 2015 U.S. Championship and the 2015 U.S. Women's Championship as both events are also the Zonal Championships for FIDE Zone 2.1.  But, just like Wesley, Nazi will be eligible to represent us sooner if the transfer fee is paid.
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IM Nazi Pakidze



For more information about FIDE federation transfers please see https://ratings.fide.com/fedchange.phtml

 
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