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Belarus Chess Federations host 2018 1st Q Presidential Board Meeting

Prior to the founding of FIDE, Chess had existed as a sport played at competitive level for centuries.

Founded in Paris on 20 July 1924, the World Chess Federation (Federation Internationale des Echecs, known as FIDE from its French acronym) was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an International Sports Federation in 1999.

The 2018 1st Quarter Presidential Board has started under the auspices of the Belarus Chess Federation in the Marriott Hotel in Minsk, Belarus on 7th of April 2018.

The meeting was opened by Anastasia Sorokina, the Head of the Belarus Chess Federation, who welcomed the PB members. She stressed how chess is very important to her country and that the Belarus Government is happy that the Presidential Board is taking place in Minsk.

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