International Chess Federation
Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 07:02
Call for submissions: FIDE veterans support program


The International Chess Federation is pleased to announce the continuation of its support to chess veterans. 

As it was previously published, an amount of €35,000 has already been distributed in April 2020 among 17 illustrious chess veterans. 

Now, a dedicated panel assigned by FIDE Council to this task will consider applications to distribute an additional relief fund of €15,000, increasing the total to a record €50,000. We understand these are challenging times, especially for our seniors, and we will do our utmost to try and provide support to those who are in need. 

Eligible to receive these stipends are any distinguished players, trainers, authors, and promoters of chess aged 65+, who have contributed to the development of chess and who are in an unstable financial situation. 

We invite federations, clubs, and players themselves to send their applications, including a CV of the nominee, to the FIDE Secretariat: The deadline for submissions is August 10, 2020.