Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand becomes FIDE deputy president


  • Indian chess legend, Viswanathan Anand was elected deputy president of the International Chess Federation or World Chess Federation (FIDE), the sport’s world governing body. 
  • While incumbent president Arkady Dvorkovich was re-elected for a second term.
  • Five-time world champion Anand was part of Dvorkovich’s team. 
  • The elections to the world chess body were held during the FIDE Congress which is being conducted here alongside the 44th Chess Olympiad.
  • It is noted that World Chess Federation Founded on 20 July 1924, Paris, France. 
  • It's Headquarter located at Lausanne, Switzerland.