Viswanathan Anand appointed Asian Continental Assistant to world chess body chief

first_imgViswanathan Anand appointed Asian Continental Assistant to world chess body chiefViswanathan Anand is among the four Continental Assistants to World Chess Federation (FIDE) president Arkady Dvorkovich.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ChennaiJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 23:32 IST Viswanathan Anand to be Asia’s Continental Assistant to FIDE president (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich appoints 4 Continental AssistantsFIDE wants to develop and promote chess around the worldVladimir Kramnik (Europe), Fidel Gonzalez (US) and Tshepiso Lopang (Africa) are the other three Continental AssistantsIndian Chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand, a former World Chess Champion, has been appointed as Asia’s Continental Assistant to World Chess Federation (FIDE) president Arkady Dvorkovich.FIDE president Dvorkovich has appointed three more Continental Assistants viz., former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik (for Europe), Fidel Gonzalez — President of Venezuela Chess Federation (for Americas), and Tshepiso Lopang — Vice President of the African Chess Confederation (for Africa).According to FIDE, the experience and professional knowledge of the four persons will help further develop and promote chess around the world.”By virtue of these appointments, the four Continental Assistants also become councilors of the Planning and Development Commission, a new body that was created on the FIDE President’s initiative that will assist national federations in chess development,” the FIDE said.”More excellent news on a New Year eve: two workd [world] chess champions, Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik, have agreed to help FIDE and our chess community as President’s Advosors [Advisors]! Do not worry, they are not going to quit playing chess,” Dvorkovich had tweeted earlier.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Viswanathan Anand Nextlast_img

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