Register Now For The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship

Register Now For The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship

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The International Chess Federation and Chess.com are excited to bring you the first FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship, an online team competition that will take place on February 19-21, 2021. Companies in industries spanning from finance to tech, covering countries all around the world, will unite in this event to grow the game of chess and showcase its importance.

The tournament has been formatted to allow players from each hemisphere to not miss work, and the total time commitment from each player is estimated to be between one-and-a-half and two hours each of the three days. The stakes will be high for the participants, as the company that manages to win will be declared World Corporate Chess Champion 2021 by FIDE. Emphasis will also be placed on supporting FIDE's social programs Chess in Education and Support to Chess Veterans; the players of the company that raises the most donations will earn the privilege of attending the next World Chess Championship match, along with being held in the frame of the Dubai World Expo 2021.

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Representatives will also get to play Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun in online simul games. Photo: Maria Emalianova/Chess.com

Millions of viewers will be able to enjoy the competition between these giant companies, as it will be streamed on multiple platforms in several languages ranging from English to Mandarin to Russian. 

Thanks to Netflix's hit show "The Queen's Gambit" and influential players like GM Hikaru Nakamura, popular culture is embracing the game in a way it never has before. With the unfortunate restrictions on in-person sporting events, FIDE's partnership with Chess.com is a way of giving the whole world an avenue for entertainment, camaraderie, and healthy competition.

As per the regulations, the line-up of the teams must include at least one female player and one male player. Also, each team will be able to invite one professional chess player, but the other three players are required to be full-time employees at the company they represent. 

More information on the rules and regulations can be found at FIDE's Regulations guide


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