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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) or World Chess Federation is an international organization that acts as the governing body of international chess competition, organizing the World Chess Championship, the Women's World Chess Championship, the World Junior and Girls U-20 Chess Championship, the World Senior Chess Championship [2], the World Youth Chess Championship, the Chess Olympiad, the World Team Chess Championship and regional championships. The FIDE was founded 1924 in Paris at the 1st unofficial Chess Olympiad as a kind of players' union by 15 participants and representatives of their countries.

Founding Members

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FIDE Presidents

President from until
Alexander Rueb 1924 1949
Folke Rogard 1949 1970
Max Euwe 1970 1978
Friðrik Ólafsson 1978 1982
Florencio Campomanes 1982 1995
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov 1995 2018
Arkady Dvorkovich 2018


The ICGA is recognized as Affiliated International Organization of the FIDE [6]. The WCCC 2006 along with the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin was the first and so far the only time the ICGA was “sequentially assembled” by the FIDE [7].

FIDE CC Events

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