Breaking the limits: How FIDE’s Infinite Chess project helps people with autism

Five years since its launch, the Infinite Chess project has expanded globally, offering valuable insights to the chess community on its potential to enhance the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum The World Health Organization notes that autism affects one in every 100 children worldwide. In 2007, The United Nations General Assembly established April 2 […]

Rising Star: Deniss Filatov Shines at Second Scholastic Chess Tournament

Deniss Filatov, a student at Riga 2nd Primary School for Children with Special Needs and a participant of the Infinite Chess project in Latvia, put in a stellar performance at his recent chess tournament held on at Babite Secondary School. This marked Deniss’ second ever tournament, and it was a clear demonstration of his rapid […]

FIDE and Chess2All Association launch the Infinite Chess Project in Portugal

The launch of the Infinite Chess project took place on March, on Zero Discrimination Day, in Matosinhos, Portugal. It was attended by the project students with their parents, the Chess2All project team, mentors, family, friends and the local community (ALADI – Associação Lavrense de Apoio ao Diminuído Intelectual, CRPF Lavra – Centro de Recreio Popular da […]

International Congress on Chess, Education and Health: A New Look into the Future

Menorca is preparing to welcome leading international experts in the field of chess, education and health at the II International Congress of Chess, Education and Health, which will be held from March 22-24, 2024. The сongress is a part of the FIDE100 Celebrations program. This innovative congress, of great relevance worldwide, will provide a unique platform […]

Infinite Chess Project launched in Tanzania

The official launch of the chess project for people with autism spectrum disorder organized by the Iyanna Foundation took place on January 24 in Kaloleni Primary School, Arusha, Tanzania. First, an introductory meeting was arranged with the parents/guardians of kids with autism from Kaloleni Primary School who have been selected to participate in the Infinite […]

UAE hosts Asian Educational Seminar “Chess for children with ASD. Learn & Teach”

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), together with the Asian Chess Federation and Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, with the support of the International Olympic Committee, FIDE Planning and Development Commission, and FIDE Social Commission, hold the first offline Asian Educational Seminar “Chess for children with ASD. Learn & Teach”. The event took place […]

3rd international “Health Social Handicap, CSR” Conference held in Paris

3rd international “Health Social Handicap, CSR” Conférence, organized by French Chess Federation, took place on December 07, 2023, in Paris, France. Dedicated to the current and new social chess projects, the conference brought together 64 partners and experts  who are implementing chess-related projects to promote equity, inclusivity and tolerance within the society. International social responsibility […]

Asian Educational Seminar “Chess for Children with ASD. Learn and Teach” announced

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), together with the Asian Chess Federation and Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, with the support of the International Olympic Committee, FIDE Planning and Development Commission, and FIDE Social Commission, pleased to announce the Asian Educational Seminar “Chess for children with ASD. Learn & teach”. It will be held […]

Infinite Chess project is officially in Brazil

In frames of main goal of the 4th stage of FIDE Infinite Chess project, supported by IOC – expanding for Americas and African continents – we are excited to announce the start in Brazil.   The official launch of the chess project for people with autism spectrum disorder was organized on November 22nd at the Associação […]