GM Viswanathan Anand elected as deputy president of FIDE


Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, five time world champion from India has been elected as the deputy president of FIDE, the sport’s world governing body. The existing president Arkady Dvorkovich has been elected for a second term.

Dvorkovich received 157 votes while his opponent Andrii Baryshpolets managed to poll only 16 votes. Elections to the world chess body was held during the FIDE Congress that is being conducted in Chennai alongside the 44th Chess Olympiad.
Anand has cut down on playing in tournaments and is focussing on coaching. He is now mentoring the Indian squad for the Chess Olympiad.
FIDE President Arkady said that he is proud to have Anand on board as he is a great person with a great personality and a long-time friend too.


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