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Hungarian chess in state of crisis

FIDE has awarded the Chess Olympiad 2024 to the only bidder Budapest, while the Hungarian Chess Federation has more than €200,000 in debts and could not organise individual championships this year, and the league has been postponed. Last week János Rigó (1948–2020), organiser of many events and Bobby Fischer’s stay in 1992–1994, passed away.