International Chess Federation: Arkady will take over for the second time
International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Arkady Dvorkovic was elected President of FIDE for the second time on Sunday with a huge margin of 141 votes. Former World Champion and Indian Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand elected as the Vice President of FIDE.
In the FIDE elections held here, Dvorkovich received 157 votes against 16 for his electoral rival, Ukrainian Grandmaster Andrey Barishpolets. The third candidate, France’s Bacher Coutley, withdrew his candidacy before voting began.
Anand Also elected in 2018 vice President of international chess federation
Born on March 26, 1972 in Moscow, former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dvorkovich, was first elected FIDE president in October 2018.
Anand has the support of most federations of Europe-USA
Georgios Macropoulos, who unsuccessfully contested against Dvorkovic in 2018, said current president Dvorkovic will take the oath of office again. Most chess federations in Europe and America voted for him. The sanctions against Russia by European countries-US seems to have had no effect in the FIDE elections.
Who is viswanathan Anand
Vishwanath Anand born 11 December 1969 (age 52 years), Mayiladuthurai. He’s wife name Aruna Anand . He’s awards – Chess Oscar, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, Arjuna Award for Chess, and more..
Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster and a five-time world chess champion. He became the first grandmaster from India in 1988, and is one of the few players to have surpassed an Elo rating of 2800, a feat he first achieved in 2006.