Oleg Skvortsov: "The head of FIDE spoke for change of the format of classical chess"

Oleg Skvortsov is well known in the chess world. For example, he supports the super tournament in Zurich for five years. Skvortsov also helps young talents by organizing the Pre-New Year Forum "The Nutcracker" where young GMs compete with established stars.

Recently, the businessman gave an interview to the newspaper "Sport-Express" in which, inter alia, he shared his opinion about the possible innovations in the chess sport.

“I am convinced that it is necessary to give each grandmaster an hour per game with the addition of another 20 or 30 seconds for the move and play two matches a day summarizing the results as per Classical system. In my view, it would be interesting and important for fans and convenient for the contemporary TV format. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov proposed this idea to the FIDE Presidential Board in Moscow where it was vigorously discussed. Perhaps, FIDE will consider to extend the lower limit of the classical chess in the near future”, said Oleg Skvortsov.