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  • Rapport to represent Romania – 27 May 2022

    The Romanian Chess Federation announced that Richárd Rapport will join. The 26-year-old world championship candidate had very little support in Hungary and moved to Serbia six years ago. Behind his and is wife Jovana Rapport’s move to Romania is the owner of Superbet Sasha Dragic.

  • Ding wins Chessable Masters – 27 May 2022

    Ding Liren confirms his shape for the Candidates Tournament by winning the Chessable Masters, the fourth event of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The surprise of the tournament was 16-year-old Pragnanandhaa who reached the final, which he lost only narrowly in spite of school examinations on the same days. Indian Oil was announced as his new sponsor.

  • Nielsen joins Baryshpolets – 26 May 2022

    Peter Heine Nielsen, Danish grandmaster and coach of Magnus Carlsen, runs for FIDE Deputy President on the ticket of fellow grandmaster Andrii Baryshpolets.

  • Dodon detained – 25 May 2022

    Igor Dodon, President of the Moldovan Chess Federation and President of Moldova in 2016–2020, has been detained on charges of corruption. The pro-Russian politician is leader of the Socialist party, to whom FIDE Executive Director, member of the Moldovan parliament and Vice President of the Moldovan Chess Federation Victor Bologan belongs.

  • Nordic cooperation – 25 May 2022

    The Uppsala Chess Academy and Offerspill Chess Club Oslo have signed a cooperation agreement that includes joint competitions, training camps and Jesper Hall Bergmark supervising the training of the Norwegian top players.

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