7 Aug 2022 11:19 GMT

Arkady Dvorkovich has been re-elected this Sunday as president of the International Chess Federation (better known by its French acronym, FIDE), at whose head he stood in October 2018, after holding important positions in the Russian Government.

The head of the governing body obtained a total of 157 votes in favor, compared to the 16 received by his rival Andréi Baryshpolets, an international grandmaster of Ukrainian origin. The election was held within the framework of the FIDE General Assembly in the Indian city of Chennai (India).

Between July 28 and August 10, this city hosts the 44th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE. The competition was going to be held in Russia, but in March it was moved to Chennai due to the conflict in Ukraine. Although teams from Russia and Belarus were banned from participating and China was absent due to logistical problems, the competition set a new participation record.

Source: Actualidad

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