FIDE bans Russian Chess Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin for supporting Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
The World Chess governing body FIDE has suspended the Russian chess player Sergey Karjakin for 6 months for his support of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
Karjakin who was the runner up in the 2016 World Chess championship to Magnus Carlssen of Norway.
He also held the record of being the youngest chess Grandmaster at the age of 12 years and seven months, which was broken by American Abhimanyu Mishra, who became Grandmaster at the age of 12 years 4 months and 25 days.
The International Chess Federation or World Chess Federation, commonly referred to by its French acronym FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), is the governing body of International chess competition.
FIDE was founded on July 20, 1924.
- Headquarters : Lausanne , Switzerland
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