Call to Action
It’s 50 years, folks! – 02 May 2022
The anniversary of the biggest chess event in history, Fischer – Spassky, Reykjavik 1972, is coming up fast. Is chess about to miss out on this communication opportunity?
Four more years? – 27 Apr 2022
Former Putin aide Arkady Dvorkovich is sailing towards a second term as FIDE President without a serious challenger in sight, but can chess still afford a Russian at its helm?
Leaving Russia – 15 Apr 2022
While the Chess Federation of Russia prepares its move to the Asian Chess Federation, it goes unnoticed how many Russian top players are out of the country.
Call to Action
Ukrainian Defence – 03 Mar 2022
Let’s rename the King’s Indian after the country where this heroic opening was developed. The country that is defending our liberty.
“The numbers are rather grim, but the worst is over” – 27 Jan 2022
The Finnish Chess Federation was hit hard by the pandemic. Online chess, hybrid chess and new funding sources are all part of the plan of the young new leader Eetu Tiiva.
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.
French federation joins Olympic Committee – 24 May 2022
With 85% of the votes French Chess Federation was accepted as a new member by the French Olympic Committee. This (usually) paves the way to more sport-related subsidies.