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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 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.

  • St Louis moves to November – 13 Jan 2023

    The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz and Sinquefield Cup start on 12 resp. 19 November. The other three events of the Grand Chess Tour 2023, whose participants are not yet announced, are sponsored by the betting company Unibet and will take place in Bucharest and Warsow in May and in Zagreb in July.

  • Germany cancels subsidies for competitions with Russians – 09 Jan 2023

    The German Ministry of the Interior and Sports has canceled subsidies for sport competitions where Russians and Belarusians which in chess includes the European Individual Championships, European and World Youth Championships, World Cups and Women Grand Prix. The German Chess Federation told ChessTech that they expect for 2023 a loss in the order of €55,000-€60,000 for travel, accomodation and training expenses.

  • Baku hosts World Cup 2023 – 08 Jan 2023

    After 2015, Baku will host another FIDE World Cup from 29 July to 26 August. Budapest, the host city of the 2024 Chess Olympiad, was not interested.

  • ECU adds Trainer Commission under Sokolov – 07 Jan 2023

    After FIDE shunned Ivan Sokolov and made a political appointment at the helm of its Trainers Commission, the ECU has installed its own with Sokolov as chairman, Adrian Mihalcisin as deputy and Efstratios Grivas as secretary.

  • Kosteniuk to represent Switzerland – 02 Jan 2023

    The Swiss Chess Federation has announced that former Women World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, who got a Swiss passport while formerly being married to a Swiss citizen, will play for its national team from 2024.