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Viswanathan Anand elected as FIDE vice-president

This is the first time India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand is entering the world of administration.

Viswanathan Anand elected as FIDE vice-president

Arkady Dvorkovich and Viswanathan Anand were elected as the new President and Vice-President of FIDE


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 7 Aug 2022 8:36 AM GMT

Chess legend and five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand has been elected as the Vice President of Fide, the world governing body of chess. Arkady Dvorkovich has been re-elected as FIDE President.

This is the first time Anand is entering the world of chess administration. He contested the election on Dvorkovich's ticket. Their combined ticket got 157 votes in the election while their opponent - Andrii Baryshpolets - got 16 votes. There was 1 invalid vote and five abstentions.

The FIDE election was a four-way contest with following contestants, Andrii Baryshpolets, president and Peter-Heine Nielsen, deputy president; Inalbek Cheripov, president and Lewis Ncube, deputy president; Dvorkovich, president and Anand, deputy president; Kouatly, president and Wilkinson, deputy president.

The one thing that didn't happen during the last administration was chess becoming part of the Olympic Games. That will be one of Anand's agendas as he takes on his new role.

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