Global Chess to operate out of Amsterdam

4/27/2007 – In December 2006 we reported that FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov had launched a ten-million dollar company to be run by Dutch businessman Bessel Kok. Now that company, Global Chess, has now taken residence in the Max Euwe Center in Amsterdam. The web site Chess Vibes met with the main Global Chess officers and has provided indepth video interviews.

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The main office of the new Global Chess arm of FIDE will be in the Max Euwe Center in Amsterdam (Max Euweplein 30a 1, 1017 MB Amsterdam). A contract to this effect was signed on Wednesday. Global Chess BV, which is run by Dutch businessman Bessel Kok, will be responsible for running high-profile FIDE events, like the world championship for men and women – but not yet those for which other contractual agreements exist, like the world championship in Mexico City in September this year.

The Dutch web site Chess Vibes has interviewed the relevant office-holders of Global Chess and provided video links in which Bessel Kok and Geoffery Borg discuss the plans and operational details of the new chess enterprise.

Here the interview with Bessel Kok:

The CEO of Global Chess is FIDE Vice President Geoffrey Borg of Malta. In the following Chess Vibes interview he speaks about the way Global Chess will try to work together work with FIDE as well as big companies all over the world.



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