Armenian Chess Federation
Address: 50 Khandjian Street, Yerevan 0025 , Armenia
Phone: (374)10-554 923/ 570 858
The Armenian Chess Federation was founded in 1927. Armenia’s first National Championship was held in 1934, and was won by the great Henrik Kasparian, who went on to win this title ten times. Kasparian was the first Armenian Master, and is renowned internationally as among the greatest chess composers ever. The former World Champion Tigran Petrosian was bestowed Champion of Armenia three times.
FIDE - World Chess Federation
Founded in Paris on 20 July 1924, the World Chess Federation (Federation Internationale des Echecs, known as FIDE from its French acronym) was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an International Sports Federation in 1999.