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  • Cricket star co-owns GCL team – 09 Jul 2024

    Indian cricket star Ravichandran Ashwin has agreed to become co-owner of the American Gambits team that will replace the Chingari Gulf Titans in the forthcoming Global Chess League season.

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  • ChessFest London record crowd – 09 Jul 2024

    The fourth ChessFest on Trafalgar Square by Chess in Schools and Communities drew 23.000 attendees helped by publicity around the 9-year-old star guest Bodhana Sivanandan and her nomination for the English Olympiad women team.

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  • Singapore hosts Ding-Gukesh – 01 Jul 2024

    FIDE has awarded the classical World Championship to Singapore, where the government is the main sponsor. The two other bids came from India, which had caused a political stir between the camps of Indian Prime Minister Modi and the All India Chess Federation that supported Delhi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin behind the Indian chess capital Chennai.

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  • Niemann match tour in August – 01 Jul 2024

    The American GM Hans Niemann announced a series of matches with Giri in Utrecht, Vitiugov in London, Bacrot in Paris and Nihal Sarin in Sharjah throughout August. Each match to consist of 6 classical, 6 rapid and 12 blitz games. The announcement includes a call for sponsors.

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  • Russia decision appealed – 30 Jun 2024

    Both parties have appealed against the decision of the FIDE Ethics Commission to ban the Russian Chess Federation for having war criminals on its supervisory board and to reprimand President Arkady Dvorkovich for being on that board and not having intervened. The Chess Federation of Russia is also demanding to dissolve the Ethics Commission, revise its codex and readmit Russia, Belarus and their national symbols in FIDE events.

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