However, the problem was he "did not establish by clear and convincing evidence" that his marriage to his US citizen first wife was bona fide
. In other words, even though he had a green card for several years, and, in approving the green card, USCIS was satisfied his first marriage was bona fide
, USCIS reopened HIS adjustment case as part of processing his petition for his second wife, and concluded his first marriage was fixed.
Also seeing action next month are Fide
Master (FM) Christopher Castellano, Woman Fide
Master (WFM) Antonella "Tonelle" Racasa, National Master (NM) Romeo Alcodia, Genghis Katipunan Imperial, Ederwin Estavillo and Auckland-New Zealand based Jun Isaac.
They must be at least 60 years old, a bona fide
resident, and a registered voter of Manila.
The closing ceremony took place shortly after the games were over, and was attended by Anastasia Sorokina, FIDE
Vice President, and Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Vice President of the European Chess Union.
Players who have a FIDE
rating of 2000 and above will play in category A, FIDE
rating of 1900 and below will play in category B, and players having FIDE
rating 1600 and below will play in category C," said Ranjan Mohanty, Vice President of All Odisha Chess Association.
The meaning of "bona fide
dispute" has long been the subject of controversy.
With 188 member federations, FIDE
is among the biggest sports organizations in the world.
Al-Modaihki also announced that he has been appointed appointed as a FIDE
representative for the World Mind Sports Games to be held in China in April and for the 2020 World University Championships.
His sentiments were echoed by newly-elected FIDE
President Arkady Divorkovich.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a Russian who has headed FIDE
for over two decades, was placed under U.S.
Hawaii sued to have those relatives added to the list of those with a "bona fide
relationship." A district judge in Hawaii and then a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said they have no authority to make such a decision.
Ali Nihat Yazici, Fide
Vice President, Former President of Turkey Chess Association and Chairman Fide
Chess in Schools Commission shared the rags-to-riches story of the Turkish Chess Association, which virtually started from scratch without any significant funding to raking millions of euros annually from sponsorship, government budget allocation, fees and membership registration.