AICF unanimously supports Viswanathan Anand’s candidature for FIDE Vice President

all India The Chess Federation (AICF) has unanimously decided to support Viswanathan Anand’s candidature for the post of Vice President. World The Federation of Chess (FIDE), the sports body, confirmed in a statement on Sunday.

Following the AICF Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, the House unanimously decided to support the candidature of five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand for the post of Vice President in the upcoming FIDE election along with Bharat Singh Chouhan as AICF representative. Nominated. ,

The House congratulated and appreciated the prompt action taken by Bharat Singh Chouhan to bring the Chess Olympiad pageant to success in a short span of time. The House unanimously expressed its gratitude to the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Government of India for the overwhelming support for the Olympiad, which helped AICF to organize the event in a short span of time.

In another important decision, the House accepted the resignation of IM Dinesh Sharma on personal grounds and nominated International Master Neeraj Kumar Mishra to fill the selector’s post as well as substantially increase the remuneration of arbitrators for national and international events. .

Earlier, the House gave Bharat Singh a standing ovation for his dynamic action in bringing the Chess Olympiad to India’s soil for the first time as well as ensuring a record number of participating nations in just two months’ time. The House also passed a resolution to honor and honor Bharat Singh for his immense efforts during the closing ceremony of the Olympiad.

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