FIDE Infinite Chess Project


The final online meeting with partners of the Infinite Chess project (3rd stage: February – June 2023) will be held on 15th July 2023 at 11:00 CEST.

This meeting, organized in cooperation with FIDE Social Commission, is open for the project partners and everyone interested in the topic.
The main goal of the meeting is to share the outputs of the project, check progress and follow up on outstanding issues.

Schedule of the meeting:

11:00 – welcome speech by Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Project supervisor, FIDE Deputy Chair

11:05 – welcome speech by Anastasia Sorokina, Leader of the project, FIDE WOM Chair (recorded video)

11:10 – Viesturs Kapce – chess coach, Latvia

11:15 – See, Swee Sie – national instructor, Malaysia

11:20 – Kamal Daodi – chess coach, Morocco

11:25 – Kanthi Sarjoo – speech language pathologist, South Africa

11:30 – Sinem Çağla Gündoğan – chess coach, Turkey

11:35 –Sharon Whatley – chess coach, Gibraltar

11:40 – Questions

Zoom link to join the meeting:
Meeting ID: 896 3497 7372

About the Infinite Chess Project

FIDE’s INFINITE CHESS Project aims to increase knowledge and awareness of chess for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), give practical advice to teachers and parents, study the benefits of introducing to chess and develop various teaching methods.

In 2019, the Infinite Chess Project started in Belarus, when the Belarus Chess Federation launched 4 pilot groups of 4 people each. In January 2021 a pilot project was launched in 6 countries: Spain, Turkey, France, Gibraltar, South Africa and Norway.

The project is very much in line with FIDE’s strategy of promoting inclusivity and equity and the recently approved corporate social responsibility guidelines of FIDE.

The 3rd phase of the pilot project (February-June 2023) included simultaneous implementation of the chess training for 120 kids children with autism spectrum disorder, based on the methodology developed by FIDE. The project is currently running in 12 countries: Spain, France, Latvia, Gibraltar, Albania, South Africa, Morocco, Malaysia, Turkey, Taiwan, Cyprus and Mongolia.

It is co-financed by the IOC’s Recognized International Federations’ Development Program.

As a next step of the project development, FIDE is planning to expand the implementation of the program in African and American continents.