FIDE Delegation’s meeting with the Deputy Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia

FIDE Vice President Israel Gelfer and FIDE Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Borg had a business visit to Tbilisi on August 9-10. The purpose of the visit was to inspect the preparation process for the World Cup which will take place in Tbilisi. The meeting with the first deputy minister of Sport and Youth Affairs [...]

List of Participants

FIDE is publishing the final list of participants for the World Cup 2017 to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia from 2 September (player's technical meeting) to 27 September 2017 (tiebreaks/closing ceremony). * August 2017 ratings # ID Name Fed. Title rating* B. Year Qualification Rule 1 1503014 Carlsen, Magnus NOR GM 2822 1990 World [...]

Visa Information

If you are planning a visit to Georgia, please, first check if you need the visa If visa in necessary, please, take into account that you can get Georgian visa online in 5 working days via visa portal The procedure is very easy, you will receive visa on your email. To get [...]

Joint press conference

President of Georgian Chess Federation Giorgi Giorgadze and President of European Chess Union Zurab Azmaiparashvili, who is also the director of Chess Olympiad Batumi 2018 Organizing Committee, held a joint press conference in Tbilisi Chess Palace. The attendees of the press conference were informed about the details of the preparations for the Chess World Cup. [...]

FIDE World Cup

The FIDE World Chess Cup will be held on September 2-28 of 2017, in the framework of project Check in Georgia. Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Tariel Khechikashvili, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aka Lodia and Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Ketevan Bochorishvili spoke about it. The meeting was [...]