FIDE player fees?!
Maybe one of my readers can inform me about the new FIDE fees. After the big fee fiasco earlier in the year, I had thought that it was only licensed arbiters that had to pay annual fees to FIDE. But in Argentina the players who have ELO’s have to pay the same fee! They are even given the information as to what exact bank they can send their fees… Can you explain this to me, or is it only in Argentina?
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Sebastian Fell wrote to clarify the issue. I am still a bit confused, though. FADA charging players with ELO ratings to play in FIDE rated tournaments?! Ok…here is Sebastian’s email. (Thx!)
”Hi! I’ve read your post about the fee we (argentine people) have to pay to play in FIDE tournaments. It has nothing to do with FIDE. It’s a FADA’s fee to play in IRTs. There are some funny things about that but, as I said, it has nothing to do with FIDE.