The game of chess has been a very sought after activity among all Greek people. Recently, Greek Ministry of Education declared on 25th April 2014 that chess is included in compulsory program for the primary schools. With careful thought the Ministry concluded that the chess curriculum meets the counseling and teaching quality criteria and academic suitability.

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The historic Marshall Chess Club will organize the 7th New York International Chess Tournament, which will take place from June 18-22, 2014. The event will take place at a luxurious private club in Midtown Manhattan under perfect playing conditions.

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Nakhchivan Open 2014, the International Chess Festival is devoted to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 4th to 12th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan.

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GM Hristos Banikas won the 58th Greek Chess Championship. The championship was held from 30th November – 12th December in Hotel Mediterranean, Rhodes.

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Fide has organized a program in Athens during the period March 21st to April 6th 2014 which is called ‘Chessnale’.

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