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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 [1], 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.
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Founding Members

[3] [4] [5]

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


FIDE and ICGA

The ICGA is recognized as Affiliated International Organization of the FIDE [6] [7]. 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 [8].

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References

  1. ^ The United States Chess Federation - Larry Kaufman World Senior Champion!, November 8, 2008 » Larry Kaufman
  2. ^ FIDE from Wikipedia
  3. ^ FIDE - Recognized by the International Olympic Committee, 82nd Fide Congress, 15-22 Oct 2011, Krakow
  4. ^ 1st unofficial Chess Olympiad from Wikipedia
  5. ^ Chess: The History of FIDE by Edward Winter
  6. ^ FIDE - International Computer Games Association (ICGA)
  7. ^ Affiliated International Organizations
  8. ^ Jaap van den Herik (2008). Computer Games in China. ICGA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1

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