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AGM 2009 - FIDE Delegate Report
I regret that I am unable to attend the AGM, but I have a few comments.
The FIDE Rating System is, in my opinion, going from strength to strength. The FIDE web site (www.fide.com) works tremendously well, with all the information that I was pushing for in the 90s now being displayed (except in those few cases when official results are not forthcoming).
An excellent innovation was the special meeting in Athens (June 11-12) to discuss the rating system (especially K-factor), involving members of the Qualification Commission (health issues prevented me from attending) and other experts, notably GM John Nunn and Jeff Sonas. Reports on that meeting and developments are at here, here and here, the ChessBase item linking to a great deal of background material.