Havana, Apr 8.- The Cuban Chess Federation will receive logistical support from FIDE, the governing body of this sport in the world, in order to improve work in the Schools of Sports Initiation (EIDE).
In statements to the sports weekly Jit, a media outlet from the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation, the national commissioner, Carlos Rivero, specified that very soon 500 non-professional digital watches of last generation and 12 smart boards will be received.
In this regard, added the manager that 15 sets of pieces will arrive for the aforementioned smart boards, which will make it possible to broadcast live the largest number of games from the main tournaments based in the country, including the José Raúl Capablanca International.
The FIDE aid package began to take effect from the end of 2019, when the talented players Roxangel Obregón and Carlos Daniel Albornoz were benefited with financing to compete in the World Youth Championship.
The National Chess Commissioner explained that the aid module should have been received at the end of last year, but the "marketing company for America is based in Miami, United States, and that made the process difficult," he said.
FIDE aid, Rivero said, was scheduled for this month, but the epidemiological crisis that currently lacerates the world also hampered the transfer.
"The truth is that this aid is a reality and could be increased in 2020," confirmed Rivero, who a few days ago participated in the FIDE Congress and strengthened ties of cooperation on other issues.
Regarding the announced national online chess tournament, Rivero reiterated that it is scheduled to begin on April 20 and that registrations will be processed through the provincial commissions. (PL / Jit) (Photo: File)