Posted 10 марта 09:17

Published 10 марта 09:17

Modified 10 марта 09:58

Updated 10 марта 09:58

The third Russian chess player in a week moved to another federation

10 марта 2023, 09:17
Russian chess player Evgeny Alekseev will now compete under the flag of Israel. This is stated in a message on the website of the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

The athlete joined the Israeli Chess Federation after the Russian Chess Federation withdrew from the European Chess Union (ECU). Now the Russian Federation will be a member of the Asian Chess Federation (ACF).

Russian athletes who want to retain membership in the ECU can join any European chess federation, FIDE reported earlier. This should be done by the end of August.

Recall that after making such a decision, three Russian chess players have already changed their residence permit. Earlier, this was also reported by Russian chess player Alexandra Kostenyuk. From now on, she will perform under the flag of Switzerland. In addition, Alexander Predke will represent Serbia.

Yevgeny Alekseyev is the 2006 Russian chess champion. He is also a silver medalist at the 2013 European Championships. In the FIDE rating, he is on the 312th line.