FIDE Chief: Armenians to participate in Baku Chess Olympiad

Team Armenia will take part in the Chess Olympiad that is due to be held in Baku on September 1-14, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the head of international chess’s governing body, FIDE, said while attending an Olympiad countdown ceremony in the Azerbaijani capital on Tuesday.

FIDE Chief to Armenia, Azerbaijan: Engage on chessboard, not in battlefields

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of international chess’s governing body, FIDE, suggests that Armenians and Azerbaijanis go “country against country” in a game of chess rather than in battles over Nagorno Karabakh.

Check, Mate!: Aronian beats world chess champ

Top Armenian chess grandmaster Levon Aronian has beaten reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen, of Norway, in Round 8 of the Norway Chess-2016 super tournament in Stavanger.