International Chess Federation
Wednesday, 02 Mar 2022 12:28
World Team Championship postponed to November 2022

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has decided to postpone the World Teams Championship 2022 to November 2022. The rights to host the tournament are retained by the Israeli Chess Federation.

At the moment, due to the ongoing tragic events related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the participation of the Ukrainian team cannot be ensured and the Russian national team cannot be allowed to participate in the championship. In addition, a number of other teams have not confirmed their participation. FIDE calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities.