70th INTERNET based FIDE ARBITERS’ SEMINAR

The 70th Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 24/11/2019 to 29/11/2019 by the FIDE Women’s Commission (WOM), under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA/IO Abdulrahim, Mahdi (UAE), FIDE Lecturer and the Assistant Lecturer will be IA/IO El Husseiny, Mohamed (EGY) and the Technical Organizer will be IA/IO […]

ECU Training

The European Chess Union, with the cooperation of the Italian Arbiters’ Commission on behalf of Italian Chess Federation and the FIDE Development Commission, organised a multiple-field training event specially dedicated to female participants, from 1st-7th September in the city of Trieste, Italy. The objective of the event was to develop women’s activity in Chess as […]

Statement by FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Statement by FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: “Fiercely competitive and universally established, chess has enchanted athletes and enthusiasts for centuries, regardless of their age, social status, gender, or faith. Chess appeals to the intellect, and it helps us to focus on the things we have in common with other people, […]

Happy Anniversary, Nana Alexandria!

Times flies, they say – Nana Alexandria celebrates her 70th birthday. Born in Poti, Georgia, she learned chess at the age of four and six years later became the champion of Tbilisi among girls. Her rise to fame was meteoric: by the age of 20, she won three USSR Women’s Championships titles (1966, 1967 and […]