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CHECKMATE COVID INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

CHECKMATE COVID INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

Context

The All India Chess Federation launched the 'Checkmate Covid Initiative' to help the chess community affected by the pandemic.

Details

  • It was launched at an online event in the presence of FIDE (World Chess Federation) president Arkady Dvorkovich, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand, World Rapid Chess Champion Koneru Humpy, AICF president Sanjay Kapoor and secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan.
  • 'Checkmate Covid Initiative' are financial assistance to registered players, arbiters, organisers, coaches and retired players to combat coronavirus, assistance for vaccination for players travelling abroad for tournaments.

About All India Chess Federation

  • It  is the central administrative body for chess in India.
  • It is affiliated to Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE).
  • Headquarters :  Chennai.
  • It was registered on 12 December 1958 as a Society under the Societies Registration act of 1860.

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