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 […]

Koneru shoots up in the October rating list

Each month FIDE publishes a new official rating list. Right after the release, let’s take a look at the list and identify the most interesting developments. FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Skolkovo became the main catalyst for rating changes among women. Humpy Koneru, on her way back from two-year hiatus, won the event, picked up 17 points and […]