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FIDE announces ISF World School Teams Chess Cup 2023

FIDE, ISF (the International School Sport Federation) and World Chess announced the FIDE – ISF World School Teams Online Chess Cup 2023, taking place in March 2023.

This exciting event provides a platform for schools from FIDE and ISF member countries, as well as students from around the world* ( *Except for schools from Russia and Belarus), to connect with chess enthusiasts from across the globe and showcase their skills in an official international chess tournament.

With chess in schools becoming increasingly important, organizers of the FIDE – ISF World School Teams Online Chess Cup 2023 are eager to support this initiative to integrate chess into the school educational system.

Chess is a unique game – both extremely sportive and educational. We are excited to organize the Online Schools Chess Championship together with ISF. It is a great event that we hope will create a competitive mood but also motivate the school leaders to engage their students in further training and learning,” says FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich

The tournament will feature two age categories, U15 and U18, with an expected 200 teams from around the world participating. Each school team must consist of 4 to 7 full-time students from the same school.

The winners and medalists will be rewarded with exclusive team training sessions with world-famous grandmasters, chessboards signed by the GMs, subscriptions for the World Chess Masterclasses program, and FIDE Online Arena premium membership packages.

The tournament will be held online on the FIDE Online Arena, with the final stage broadcast live on World Chess and FIDE’s YouTube channels.

The program of the FIDE – ISF World School Championship Online Chess Cup 2023:

March 18 2023: Qualification tournament 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 – Teams 
March 19 2023: Qualification tournament 2005, 2006 and 2007 – Teams 
March 25 2023: Final tournament 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 – Teams 
March 26 2023: Final tournament 2005, 2006 and 2007 – Teams

The tournament registration will begin on February 06 and be open until March 11, 2023

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