An out-of-this-world memento landed at Expo 2020 Dubai as Arkady Dvorkovich, president of the Worldwide Chess Federation (FIDE), visited the venue of the subsequent FIDE World Chess Championship.
The occasion will happen at Dubai Exhibition Centre later this 12 months.
Dvorkovich met Omar Shehadeh, chief worldwide contributors officer at Expo 2020 Dubai, and revealed the primary chess set to be taken into area, carried on the Soyuz three and Soyuz four capsules from 1968 to 1969, highlighting the sport’s longstanding common attraction.
The board was designed with pegs and grooves to maintain the items in place in zero-gravity environments, and can be on show at Expo 2020, which runs from October 1st till the top of March subsequent 12 months.
The 2020 FIDE World Chess Championship, which was postponed from final 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, can be held at Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo 2020 Dubai.
The championship will run from November 24th to December 16th, as a part of Expo’s various calendar of occasions and actions.