Chess, the only sport in the world with an International Day

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95 years ago the International Chess Federation (FIDE, for its acronym in French) was created in Paris. The "International Chess Day" is celebrated every July 20. This proposal came from UNESCO in 1966, and made the so-called "science game" the only sport that has a global day of celebration.

From My Sports Column we congratulate FIDE, an organization that now, with the new directive, headed by Arkady Dvorkovich, has drawn up very interesting strategies that seek to globalize this sport, half art, half science.

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LEINER DOM├ŹNGUEZ, LEADER IN DORTMUND LACK OF A ROUND

In the 47th edition of the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting, GM Leinier Dominguez entered the penultimate round against the player with the lowest ELO coefficient, the Estonian Kaido Kulaots (2560), but still leading the contest, with a half point advantage over Richard Rapport , Teimour Radjabov and his rival in goodbye, Radoslaw Wojtaszkek.


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