FIDE Commissions for 2022-26 announced

FIDE is excited to announce the composition of the Commissions for the period 2022-2026. The role of the FIDE Commissions is crucial in servicing federations, improving our technical capacity, and accomplishing FIDE social goals. As the FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich explains, “the difference between corporations and organisations like FIDE, with an important social component, is […]

FIDE World Senior Chess Championship 2022 kicks off in Assisi, Italy

The 30th edition of the FIDE World Senior Championship began in Assisi, Italy. The country is hosting this event for the eighth time. After the tournaments in Arco (2001), Lignano Sabbiadoro (2005), Arvier (2006), Condino (2009), Arco (2010), Acqui Terme (2015 and 2017), Assisi, the capital of Umbria, a small town in the heart of […]

European Youth Champions 2022 crowned in Antalya, Turkey

The 2022 European Youth Chess Championship concluded yesterday in Antalya, Turkey, with an impressive closing ceremony. ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, ECU Deputy President Dana Reizniece-Ozola, President of Turkish Chess Federation Gulkiz Tukay and the ECU Board members attended the closing ceremony and joined the awarding. The ceremony started with impressive dance […]

64th World Congress of Chess Composition gets underway in Fujairah, UAE

The 64th World Congress of Chess Composition takes place in Fujairah, UAE, from the 12th to the 19th of November. There are many events scheduled, including the 45th World Chess Solving Championship. UAE is the first Arab country in the Middle East to organize the World Chess Solving Championship and to host a general assembly, […]

Chess for Social benefits and Women inclusion Conference set for December 1 

FIDE Social Commission, FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess and French Chess Federation are pleased to announce the “Chess for Social benefits and Women inclusion & INFINITE CHESS Evolution” conference that will take place on December 01, 2022, in Paris, France. The conference will be held in a hybrid format and is open for both offline […]

FIDE World Team Championship: Lineups and group composition

The 12 teams for the FIDE World Team Championship in Jerusalem (November 19-26) have been confirmed. In the line-ups of the participating teams we find stars like Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Teymur Radjabov, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, along with up-and-coming prodigies like Javokhir Sindarov and Nihal Sarin, and illustrious veterans like Vasyl Ivanchuk and Alexei Shirov.This is […]

Chinese Championship 2022: Dai Changren and Tan Zhongyi win titles

Dai Changren and Tan Zhongyi are the new champions of China. The 2022 Chinese Championship took place in Xinghua, Jiangsu province, from November 2-11 and was held in open and women’s sections. Both tournaments were 12-player round robins with classical time control. In the absence of top Chinese players, the open event caused a minor sensation […]

Resolution on transfer regulations approved by FIDE Council

The FIDE Council at its meeting on October 17th, 2022, has resolved to approve the following Resolution regarding transfer regulations’ review: To study transfer regulations and potential for their improvement. To appoint the following working group: Chair of the Working Group, FIDE Vice-President Mr. Michael Khodarkovsky with Representative of the FIDE General Strategy Commission (to be […]

Almaty to host FIDE Rapid & Blitz Championships 2022

FIDE is happy to confirm the dates and the venue for the World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2022. The prestigious event will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan‘s largest metropolis, set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. The championship will be played on its traditional dates, between December 25 (arrival and opening) and December 30 (last […]

Lei Tingjie wins her spot in the Women’s Candidates finals

The 4th and final classical game of the semi-finals between Anna Muzychuk and Lei Tingjie kicked off by Marie Noelle Gibelli, a member of the National Council of Monaco, making the ceremonial first move. Marco Biagioli, Mitropa President and External Manager of the Italian Chess Federation, also was in the playing hall watching the game. […]