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Letter #08 -  2013

Sub:    The meaning of the words i and w
Date:   2/20/13  9:53:14 PM EDT
From:  Maritza

My girl is a FIDE Chess player although she has no ELO rating yet.

In the FIDE player’s list there is an “i” placed at the end of some players information and a “w”.

In other players, there is a “wi” near the date of birth. What does this mean?

Dear viewer,

Mr. Gennady Rakhvalov from FIDE kindly indicated us that they usually mark inactive players as “i” and women as “w”. Both letters “wi” mean “woman + inactive”.

Below is a section taken from a FIDE list showing the related flags:

FIDE flags

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