Checkmate Coronavirus!

The International Chess Federation, FIDE, has decided to promote an online international chess initiative to provide a creative outlet for those who have to spend long hours at home. Additionally, they promote the ideals of unity and solidarity which must be manifested in such challenging times.

FIDE will organize more than 1500 online tournaments across major online chess platforms from 18th May to 16th June with hundreds of thousands of people participating. The tournaments will be running non-stop for 30 days and 720 hours under the motto “Checkmate Coronavirus”.