Shortlist for FIDE Book Awards 2022 announced

Once again the FIDE Trainers Commission has received an excellent selection of nominations by leading chess publishers for the Yuri Averbakh & Isaac Boleslavsky Book Awards 2022. After long deliberation, the judges have now narrowed their choices to ten books that you will find below: Leading in number this time areĀ Elk & Ruby and Quality […]

FIDE World Junior Chess Championship kicks off in Cala Gonone, Sardinia

The 2022 edition of the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship started at the Palmasera Resort in Cala Gonone, Sardinia. Both Open and Girls under 20 Championships are 11-round Swiss tournaments with classical time control. The open event brought together 120 participants, including 13 GMs, from 55 countries competing for the most prestigious junior title. Topping […]

Konstantin Landa (1972-2022)

FIDE is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague Konstantin Landa, at the early age of 50. Konstantin was a much-respected member of the chess community. A strong GM, he was a passionate coach, as well as a member of our Fair-Play Commission. Born in Omsk, he stood out as a very […]

Chess for Children with ASD: third education seminar conducted

On October 9, 2022, FIDE, together with FIDE Social Commission, held the 3rd FIDE Educational Seminar of Infinite Chess Project, “Chess for children with an autism spectrum disorder. Learn and teach”. This year eight new partner countries joined the project: Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Maldives, Albania, Latvia, and Morocco. First and foremost, the seminar […]