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Dubai to host FIDE World Chess Championship

Dubai to host FIDE World Chess Championship

The next FIDE World Chess Championship – the highlight of the world chess calendar – will be held at Expo 2020 Dubai, promising an enthralling contest that will delight chess fans and the wider public alike, according to the official …

Shahriyar Mammadyarov wins Riga Grand Prix

Shahriyar Mammadyarov wins Riga Grand Prix

Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov has won the second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix series in Riga after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with blacks in armageddon. Thanks to this triumph, Mammadyarov now …

Astana to host FIDE World Team Championships in March

Astana to host FIDE World Team Championships in March

The World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 4-15, FIDE confirms. The women section includes the teams of Russia, Armenia, Hungary, Georgia, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, China, the U.S. …

Arkady Dvorkovich appointed new FIDE president

Arkady Dvorkovich appointed new FIDE president

Arkady Dvorkovich was elected new President of FIDE (World Chess Federation) at the General Assembly on Wednesday, Sportstarlive reported. He is taking over from fellow …

Ilyumzhinov suspended as FIDE president

Ilyumzhinov suspended as FIDE president

The Ethics Commission of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has suspended the organization’s President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE press service reported. The commission’s meeting was held in Zurich on June …

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov quits RCF presidential race

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov quits RCF presidential race

At today's election of the Russian Chess Federation president, the head of FIDE,  Kirsan Ilyumzhinov withdrew his candidacy, explaining that he intends to concentrate on working in the international federation. According to …

 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov gets into FIDE top three

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov gets into FIDE top three

The FIDE published the first rating list of 2017. World Champion Magnus Carlsen starts the year as number one with a rating of 2834. The US chess player Fabiano Caruana ranked second with 2811. …

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Azerbaijan contributes to the chess world

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Azerbaijan contributes to the chess world

Contribution of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and authorities of the republic is very important for the chess world, FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza on the sidelines of …

Antalya to host 88th FIDE Congress in October

Antalya to host 88th FIDE Congress in October

Another congress of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) will be held in October in Turkey. "88th FIDE Congress will be held from October 7 to 15 in Antalya," the Federation reported. …

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Baku Chess Olympiad breaks all records

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Baku Chess Olympiad breaks all records

Baku managed to hold the best Chess Olympiad in history, the head of the International Chess Federation, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, said, summing up the results of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad held in the capital of Azerbaijan, …

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Chess has a great future in the Caucasus

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Chess has a great future in the Caucasus

Yesterday, the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, held a press conference at TASS, which was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the FIDE leadership. On the sidelines of the press …

Chess players of the world, unite!

Chess players of the world, unite!

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: “We united the chess world; we have one champion, one federation; we are recognized by the IOC”