Legendary Chess Stars Headline ‘Casablanca FIDE 100’ Festival: A Century of Celebrating Chess

    GM Hikaru Nmakura. Photo: Sparkchess.com

    Top chess players from around the world are gearing up for the ‘Casablanca FIDE 100’ festival, marking a century of the International Chess Federation. The event, set to take place in Casablanca from the 17th of May to the 19th of May, 2024 as part of Morocco Chess Week, promises an exciting showdown among legendary champions.

    The Top-Ranked Lineup includes world number one Magnus Carlsen from Norway, along with Viswanathan Anand representing India, Bassem Amin from Egypt, and world number four Hikaru Nakamura from the USA. The elite players coming together shows how popular chess is globally and marks FIDE’s centenary celebrations.

    GM Magnus Carslen
    GM Bassem Amin

    Casablanca’s selection as the host city for the FIDE 100 festival highlights Africa’s growing influence in the world of chess. The event will be featuring intense chess battles and also serve as a platform for the Torch ceremony, a symbolic journey commemorating FIDE’s 100-year legacy.

    The festival is expected to attract a wide range of different personalities, including a significant FIDE delegation, international and national grandmasters, and chess enthusiasts from various corners of the globe. Moreover, Morocco will unveil the “Casablanca Variant”, a unique contribution to chess history crafted to honor the game’s rich heritage.

    As the chess world converges in Casablanca for this landmark event, anticipation is high for exciting matches, and a celebration of chess excellence that rises above borders and generations.


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