During the excavations on the territory of Kiev and Vyshgorod, archaeologists found some bone chess figures dated from the eleventh-twelfth centuries – a king and rook. The first mention of chess was found in Kormchaya kniga (Book of Helmsman), written in 1262, in which chess was mentioned among other forbidden pursuits. In the seventeenth-eighteenth centuries, Berynda (sixteenth

  • UAE


    The United Arab Emirates Chess Federation (UAECF) was founded in October 1976 with the objective of dissemination and development of the chess game as a mental and cultural sport across the United Arab Emirates. In 1977, UAECF became a member of FIDE. Later on, chess started to spread across all the Emirates, and chess clubs

  • USA


    The United States Chess Federation, founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means



    A mention of the game was found in a local publication in the eighteenth century, but apparently the game arrived in Serbia at the beginning of the seventeenth century. In 1886, the first chess book in the Balkans was printed in Belgrade. With the good chess results of Dr. Vidmar and Kostic, chess gained some



    The Lien Doan Co Viet Nam joined FIDE in 1988. The country has participated in all the Olympiads since 1990 with the best achievement made in 2008 with the ninth place. Nguyễn Anh Dũng was awarded a silver medal for the second best individual result at board 2 in 2004. The National Team finished second