BHUBANESWAR: Dana Reizniece Ozola, FIDE management board deputy chair and Latvia's former minister of finance & economics, had a discussion with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to promote chess and commended the state's initiatives in nurturing young chess talent.

Patnaik and Reizniece-Ozola emphasized the need to popularize chess as a mind-sport and its immense potential to empower the youth intellectually and emotionally.

Apr 19, 2023 17:04
NEW DELHI: Global Chess League (GCL), a joint venture by FIDE and Tech Mahindra, Wednesday unveiled its official logo, which resembles a chess board with 64 squares.  The logo has been strategically launched 64 days before the inauguration of the first-ever GCL, a number that is well-known in the chess world.
Mar 29, 2023 17:03
BENGALURU: The International Chess Federation (FIDE) and Tech Mahindra Wednesday announced the launch dates and format of Global Chess League (GCL).  The 12-day Global Chess League (GCL) will begin on June 21 and end on July 2. GCL will be played in ten round-robin matches, with six teams competing (six players in each team), followed by a final match between the top two teams.
Nov 08, 2022 17:11
FIDE Monday confirmed the dates and venue for the World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2022. The prestigious event will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest metropolis, set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. The championship will be played on its traditional dates, between December 25 (arrival and opening) and December 30 (last playing day and closing).
Aug 08, 2022 20:08
CHENNAI: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand was on Sunday elected as the deputy president of the International Chess Federation — FIDE — while incumbent president Arkady Dvorkovich was re-elected for a second term.
Jun 27, 2022 06:06
NEW DELHI (June 07): The International Chess Federation and the All India Chess Federation have strengthened their partnership with Tech Mahindra to provide a next-generation digital fan experience by leveraging Fan Nxt.Now. 
Apr 13, 2022 05:04
NEW DELHI: History will be scripted when India hosts the biggest chess event in the world, the Chess Olympiad, for the first time ever.  The 44th edition of the extravaganza will be held later this year in India's Mecca of chess - Chennai. The participants' list will be a virtual who’s who with top stars from across the world participating representing more than 150 countries.
Apr 04, 2022 18:04
NEW DELHI: International Chess Federation (FIDE) president Arkady Dvorkovich officially handed over the hosting rights to India for the organization of the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 at an event in the capital. India secured the bid to host the Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai earlier this year.
Mar 16, 2022 19:03
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu state government, along with the All India Chess Federation, on Wednesday announced that India has won the bid to host FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai. The tentative dates for the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 are from 26th July running through to 8th August. 
Feb 28, 2022 17:02
NEW DELHI: The All India Chess Federation (AICF) will be bidding to host the 44th edition of the Chess Olympiad later this year after the event was moved out of Russia, a senior official of the body said on Saturday.
Jul 14, 2021 19:07
LAUSANNE: The International Chess Federation Wednesday announced the FIDE Online Olympiad 2021, to be held between August 13 and September 15.  The event will follow a format similar to one used last year, with member Federations being represented by their best players and top juniors. The national teams will compete in rapid chess matches played on six boards (see tournament regulations for details).