Kazakhstan Chess Federation and International Chess Federation (FIDE) are looking to strengthen cooperation in light of the rapid development of chess in Kazakhstan and its recent achievements in world competitions, QazMonitor reports.
Kazakh ambassador to Israel Satybaldy Burshakov and President of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation Timur Turlov met with the FIDE CEO Emil Sutovsky in Tel-Aviv on Monday.
Sutkovsky praised the development of chess in Kazakhstan and estimated that it will continue to improve at a high pace. Both federations discussed prospects for cooperation, including implementing a standardized system for teaching chess.
Earlier in January, FIDE announced that the upcoming match to determine the next world chess champion will be hosted in Astana this spring. GMs Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi will battle over the FIDE crown following Magnus Carlsen's withdrawal.