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  • Champions Tour opens up – 25 Jan 2023

    The Champions Chess Tour 2023 consists of six regular events, each starting with a qualifier on Chess.com open to all GMs, followed by a tournament shortened to five days, and a big final in December for a prize fund of altogether $2 million. First is the Airthings Masters on 6–10 February. Meltwater is not any more title sponsor. Robert Hess joins the presentation team.

  • Vienna to bid for World Rapid & Blitz 2024 – 24 Jan 2023

    The Austrian Chess Federation received FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich to discuss holding the World Rapid & Blitz Championship after christmas 2024 in Vienna.

  • Gluhovsky resigned from Russian federation – 23 Jan 2023

    Mark Gluhovsky has resigned as Executive Director but will keep an international role at the Chess Federation of Russia. The Russian and Israeli citizen and former editor of 64 magazine held the post for nine years. His successor is Alexander Tkachev, a 53 year-old arbiter, organizer, FIDE-Master and -Lecturer who was already the federation’s operative officer.

  • Kramnik skips Moscow – 19 Jan 2023

    Vladimir Kramnik conceded his place in the Moscow tournament next week to Bibisara Assaubayeva after Frankfurter Allgemeine questioned his participation while continuing to headline the Dortmund Chess Days and Sparkassen Chess Trophy.

  • Russian sponsors World Championship – 19 Jan 2023

    Timur Turlov, a 35 year-old Russian banker with a Kazakh passport, through his online broker Freedom Finance bankroles the FIDE World Championship match between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren, matching the Carlsen – Nepomniachtchi €2 million prizefund, to take place from 7 April to 1 May in the Kazakh capital Astana.

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