FIDE Current Affairs, GK & News

World Chess Day celebrated on July 20

Annually, on 20th July International Chess Day is celebrated. This day also marks the date of establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in the year 1924.   About Chess In the fifth century Chess was invented in India and was named “Chaturanga”. Chess is one of the oldest games and it is ..

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12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra becomes Youngest Grandmaster

Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest ever Grandmaster on June 30, 2021. Key Facts He achieved this title at just 12 years, four months and 25 days. He leaved behind the record of Russian Grand Master Sergey Karjakin. Sergey had completed his GM title in 2002 at the age of 12 years and seven months. ..

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Chess Legend Viswanathan Anand named ambassador of WWF India

On April 17, 2020, the Chess legend Viswanathan Anand was named the ambassador of World Wide Fund India. He has joined the organization for its environment education programme. Highlights The environment education programme was started in 1976. It undertakes initiatives to reach out to  youth, school children and citizens in the country. The main aim ..

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Koneru Humpy bags 2019 World Rapid Chess title

Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy claimed the 2019 Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion tiltle. The winner of Women’s World Rapid Championship was decided in a playoff that ended with Humpy beating China’s Lei Tingjie in a dramatic final in Moscow, Russia. Key Highlights Humpy, who is India’s best-ever women’s chess player, was crowned world women’s rapid ..

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Koneru Humpy won Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion

The Indian Grandmaster winner Koneru Humpy has won the Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion 2019. She defeated china’s Lei Tingjie in Moscow, Russia. World Rapid Chess Championship The championship is played under rapid time controls. The Women’s Rapid chess championship is held by FIDE. FIDE is Federation International des Echecs, which is also known as ..

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