FIDE IO Online Seminar, November 2022 / Results

FIDE IO Online Seminar was held on Zoom from 18th to 27th November 2022.

It was organized by Tatweer Chess Academy under the auspices of FIDE Events Commission.

The opening session was attended by Mrs. Kadimova, Ilaha Former Secretary of the Events Commission. On behalf of FIDE Events Commission Chairman, she welcomed the participants in the Seminar and wished them to make full use of the information that the lecturer will provide and wished everyone good luck.

The Lecturer of the Seminar was the FIDE Lecturer IO/IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE) Former Chairman of the Rules Commission, FIDE Arbiters Commission Councillor. The Assistant were IO Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh (IRI), and FA Obay Ali (SUD). The Language of the Seminar was in English.

Daily lectures were from 18.00 – 22.00 Dubai Time (+4 GMT). 
3rd December 2022 was the seminar examination test (3 Hours)

Forty one (41) participants are registered from  Twenty two (22) federations, there were from: Sudan, USA, Egypt, Greece, Spain, India, Poland, Bangladesh, Philippines, Ireland, UK, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Suriname, Slovakia, Switzerland, Myanmar, Pakistan, Niger, Cameroon, Syria and Kenya.

Thirty (30) of them attended the exam, and Twenty seven (27) of them passed the examination test.

The Seminar will give FIDE IO norm, Seminar Certificate according to the Regulations for the FIDE Events Commission after the approval of the next FIDE Council meeting.

List of successfull participants:

Name FIDE ID Federation
Mohammed Hassan Osman 12203149 Sudan
Rueda Alameda, Francisco Javier 22255079 Spain
Newman, Richard 30941237 U.S.A
Hongo, Victor Machel 10803491 Kenya
Anderson, Joshua Milton 39909220 U.S.A
Shoieb, Mahmoud 10609946 Egypt
Ali, Obay 12200123 Sudan
Dubose, Craig 2519623 Ireland
HasnathAlahi , Chowdhury 10224254 Bangladesh
Kimera, Innocent 10000631 Uganda
Naveen Karthikeyan 35017438 India
Fedal, Salem 1313797 Switzerland
Wu, Yugong 54551919 Spain
Maung, Maung Kyaw Zaw Hein 13001698 Myanmar
Pointer, Richard 30927030 U.S.A
Sandalakis, Nikolaos 4222890 Greece
Bangalore, Srikanth 2055732 U.S.A
Hassaan Mehmood 7806809 Pakistan
Albuera, Manuel Jr. 5264723 Philippines
Pazdziora, Michal 1124234 Poland
Kozak, Jan 21064369 Poland
Tongowona, Collen 11003863 Zimbabwe
Marriott, Harrison 343405452 England (U.K.)
dos Ramos, Rosangela 8200521 Suriname
Kakushadze, Ilia 4209532 Greece
Aya Wedatalla Mukhtar 12215163 Sudan
Hassan, Wael 10606963 Egypt

FIDE Lecturer

 IO, IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE)

FIDE Rules Commission Chairman

FIDE_ID 9304207


FIDE IO Seminar – TCA report

Tatweer Chess Academy organized the seminar between 18th and 27st November 2022, and the final exam was held on December, 3.

The seminar extended over this period, with extensive material.

The long duration of the seminar gave an opportunity for the participants to pass with high marks, as absorption of knowledge was better than shorter seminars, specially that 4 lecturers participated in teaching.

41 participants from 22 countries joined the seminar, 30 of them attended the exam, and 27 of them passed with over 80% result.

Most of the participants were from Sudan, USA, Egypt, Greece, India, Poland, Spain and U.K.

Some of the participants are officials in their national federations and FIDE commissions, including presidents of federations.

Tatweer Chess Academy applied its policy of no-fees for people with disabilities, and special rates for women, students and selected participants of special cases, and from certain regions.

The organizing committee consisted of:

Obay Ali (head of committee), Rawan Ehab (administrative issues), M. Mazen (financial issues), and Abdelsalam Ghareeb (technical issues), all of Sudan.

Mr. Ghareeb and Miss Rawan were also observers for the exams, which were done under live cameras.

Four lecturers from 3 continents participated in affording the knowledge in English language, with the main lecturer being IA \ IO Mahdi Abdulrahim of UAE.

  • Other lectures were given by:

IA Prevenios Michail of Greece (Fair Play rules and regulations for organizers)

IA Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh of Iran (Ratings for Organizers)

IA Casto Abundo of Philippines (Quitted).

FA Obay Izzeldin Ali of Sudan (Principles of planning for organizing sports events).

  • A WhatsApp group was working 24\7 to discuss and answer inquiries during the 3 weeks.
  • Some of the participants had no access to some online applications in their countries, so lectures were attended by them through the academy YouTube channel (
    and by emails.


Number of female participants: 8 only out of 41.

Number of disabled people and with special cases: 12 out of 41.

Number of national federations and FIDE officials: 10 out of 41.

Number of lecturers: 5, 1 quitted.

Number of registered participants: 50

Number of actual participants who finished the seminar: 41

Number of participants who took the exam: 30

Number of participants who passed: 27

Number of federations: 22.

  • Nationalities:
    Sudan – USA – Egypt – Greece – Spain – India – Poland – Bangladesh – Philippines – Ireland – Uganda – Zimbabwe – Suriname – Slovakia – Switzerland – Myanmar – Pakistan – England (U.K.) – Niger – Cameroon – Syria – Kenya.


Special thanks to:

 IO Ilaha Kadimova – Former Secretary of FIDE Events Commission.
 IA Yuri Garrett – Chairperson of the FIDE Fair Play Commission.
 IA Gaber Mounir – Secretary of Egyptian Federation’s arbiters commission, and rating officer of Egypt.

for their support to make this seminar succeed.