President of the International Federation: We will organize an unforgettable edition in the chess tournament
Dubai hosts the first world league in the «Smart Game»
From the announcement that Dubai will host the World Chess League. From the source
The International Chess Federation revealed the launch of the World Smart League from Dubai, which will host the first edition of the major global event, which is scheduled to be held between June 21 and the second of July, with the participation of a group of champions and stars from around the world, confirming Dubai's position as a major attraction center for major world championships in various games, in light of the confidence it enjoys from international federations and organizers of the most important world tournaments.
The International Federation explained that the league will be the first and largest event in the world of chess based on excellence, and the competitions will include the participation of six teams, and each team will include six players, provided that at least two of them are women.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, praised the Federation's choice of Dubai to host the World Cup in its first edition, and said: "We are pleased to cooperate once again with the International Chess Federation, and we welcome hosting this great event and all its participants from the champions of the game around the world, as well as rising stars. Dubai has always been the starting point for talent in all fields and the most prominent platform to celebrate excellence in its various forms and forms."
He added: "The selection of the International Chess Federation Dubai to launch this new world league, and after the successful cooperation in hosting the World Chess Championship during the Expo, is a testament to the renewed confidence in Dubai's ability to host and organize the largest sporting events."
Arkady Dvorkovic, President of the International Chess Federation, said: "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Dubai Sports Council to host the inaugural World Chess League in Dubai. Dubai has established itself as a destination for global events and major sporting events, as the city hosted the World Chess Championship during Expo 2020 Dubai, which was a great success, and in light of this experience, we could not think of a better partner to deliver a memorable first edition of the World Chess League."
The six teams participating in the tournament, which will be organized in partnership between the International Football Federation and Tech Mahindra, will be held in a league format, with each team playing 10 matches, while each match will include six competitions played simultaneously.
The two winning teams will qualify for the final on the second of July, where the winner of the World Championship will be crowned for Team Excellence.
It is noteworthy that the World Chess Championship, which was organized in the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, was one of the most distinguished and successful tournaments in the game, in which the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen won his fifth title, after defeating Russian Ian Nepomniachchi in the final of the tournament, after a series of rounds that lasted over 11 of the strongest matches in the world, and the total prizes of the tournament amounted to two million euros.
The World Chess League will be held between June 21 and July <>.