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FIDE Online Arena Redefines Online Chess, Offers Official Online Ratings

FIDE Online Arena, the official chess gaming platform, today redefined online chess with the global launch of the new gaming experience and online ratings. Chess players from around the world are now able to compete for the official online ratings and qualify for official titles. This makes chess the first IOC-recognized sport to create the officially-recognized online category.The online experience has been designed by World Chess, the company that organized the 2016 and 2018 Championship…

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Early leaders at the Candidates Tournament

The Chinese underdog Wang Hao, playing with black pieces, defeated his compatriot –and one of the favourites- Ding Liren, in a game followed by more than a million people online. The second decisive game was between Anish Giri who lost as white to local player Ian Nepomniachtchi. The 2020 Candidates Tournament is probably the only high-profile sporting event taking place in the world. In light of the concerns regarding the coronavirus, various measures have been…

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