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Interview: Kosteniuk On Federation Change, ‘There Cannot Be Winners In Wars’

Interview: Kosteniuk On Federation Change, ‘There Cannot Be Winners In Wars’

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk has transferred federations to Switzerland and will no longer represent Russia.¬†You can read more about the federation transfer in this news article. The interview below focuses on the personal consequences of the federation change and the context of the Russo-Ukrainian War. The 38-year-old grandmaster is one of the best women chess players …

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Former Women’s World Champion Changes Federation From Russia To Switzerland

Former Women’s World Champion Changes Federation From Russia To Switzerland

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk has transferred her federation to Switzerland and will no longer represent Russia, effective March 3, 2023. Since her first marriage to a Swiss citizen, she has held dual citizenship in both countries. Kosteniuk, who resides in France with her daughter and husband, GM Pavel Tregubov, is currently number four in Switzerland with …

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Norwegian Chess Federation President Resigns After Admitting To Cheating

Norwegian Chess Federation President Resigns After Admitting To Cheating

IM Joachim Birger Nilsen (29) resigned as the president of the Norwegian Chess Federation, a day after admitting to cheating on Chess.com during one match in the 2016-2017 season of the PRO Chess League. Nilsen was part of the Norway Gnomes team, as was GM Magnus Carlsen at the time. Nilsen admitted to cheating after …

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Rapport To Switch Federations To Romania; Hungarian Federation ‘Protesting’

Rapport To Switch Federations To Romania; Hungarian Federation ‘Protesting’

GM Richard Rapport no longer plans to play for Hungary but will represent Romania instead. His wife Jovana will join him, making the switch from Serbia to Romania. This news was announced by the Romanian Chess Federation. Meanwhile, the Hungarian Chess Federation may file a protest. “We are honored and happy that a player of …

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