«Feller’s case»: decision of the French Chess Federation regarding disqualification was suspended
“Feller’s case” has new developments. Yesterday, the trial court of Versailles suspended the decision of the French Chess Federation regarding the disqualification of Sebastian Feller and Arnaud Hauchard due to procedural violations from the Federation’s side. These two chess players are allowed to play again until the final decision of the court. Interestingly, the decision does not affect another person involved in the case of Cyril Marzolo, because he had not filed an appeal.
It is expected that Oshar and Feller and will play in the French championship, which will be held in August in the city of Caen.
As it is mentioned in the comments of the French chess site Europe-Echecs, in the near future the unexpected development is not excluded — namely, the parties may conclude a settlement agreement.
In March of this year the disciplinary committee of the French Federation found Sebastian Feller, Arnaud Hauchard and Cyril Marzolo guilty of violating the ethics of sports during the last year's Olympic games in Khanty-Mansiysk.