Grandmaster Banned for Six Months


  • Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin was banned by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) for a period of six months.
  • He was banned from participating as a player in any FIDE rated chess competition across the world.
  • He was banned due to his support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
  • He was found guilty of breach of article 2.2.10 of the FIDE Code of Ethics.
  • He was born in Crimea and represented Ukraine until 2009.

Facts to know:


  • International Chess Federation (FIDE) was established in 1924.
  • Headquarters of FIDE: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Total members of FIDE: 195 members.
  • President of FIDE: Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich.
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