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Moscow will host World Chess Olympiad 2020
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Moscow will be the capital of the World Chess Olympiad, which is scheduled for next summer, TASS reports. According to the head of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Arkady Dvorkovich, it was decided to move the tournament from Khanty-Mansiysk. He spoke about this in Hamburg, where the third stage of the Grand Prix opened.
Dvorkovich added that the World Chess Paralympics would be held in Khanty-Mansiysk. The competition is organized for the first time in history.
The national teams of the countries included in the FIDE are going to compete for the victory. The first tournament was hosted by the British capital at the end of the twenties of the last century. In the mid-twentieth century, competitions began to be held every two years.
Moscow will become the venue for the chess Olympiad for the third time. The team of the Soviet Union led in the competition throughout the years. The men's Soviet team won eighteen times, and the women's team had eleven victories.
There are six victories on the account of the Russian men's team and three – on the women's. Khanty-Mansiysk hosted the World Chess Olympiad nine years ago.
The Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District chess traditions are very well developed. For almost ten years now, the Chess Education program complex has been introduced in schools of the region. It includes a large amount of theoretical material and allows to conduct remote chess games. There are more than sixty Internet centers of chess mastery on the territory of the district.