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Arbiters from 60 countries took part in the idChess webinar

Arbiters from 60 countries took part in the idChess webinar

At the webinar, the idChess team explained how to broadcast games, hold tournaments, and use VAR (video assistant referee).

Arbiters, coaches, and representatives of chess federations from France, Belgium, Oman, Hungary, Bahrain, India, Serbia, Zambia, Venezuela, Mexico, Italy, Great Britain, Ukraine, Tunisia, Ghana, Andorra, Croatia, South Africa, Pakistan, Poland, Egypt, Dominican Republic and from other countries took part in the training for using idChess.

The founder of idChess, Petr Chernyshev, spoke about the possibilities of idChess for chess players, arbiters, and coaches. He noted that the idChess platform had passed the FIDE Technical Commission and provided tournament organizers and chess federations with all the opportunities for convenient and easy-to-manage broadcasts of games. The video assistant referee helps arbiters make decisions in controversial moments in the game. Both unlimited broadcast opportunities and VAR functionality are included in the idChess license — nothing else is required.

Talapker Damir, executive director of Kyrgyz Chess Union, performed at the webinar. He shared his experience of using idChess. He said that the idChess platform in Kyrgyzstan had been used in November 2022 at a tournament among players with visual impairments. In July 2023, VAR was used for the first time in the world at the Asian Schools Chess Championship in Kyrgyzstan.

“We believe that the use of idChess greatly helps arbiters in decision making and makes chess an accessible sport for fans”

Talapker Damir
Talapker Damir
Executive director of Kyrgyz Chess Union

In the second part of the webinar, Said Bataev, a product manager, demonstrated step by step the way to create a tournament, connect phones, and turn a video referee on. The setting took no more than 10 minutes.

All webinar participants received free licenses for the idChess application and an access to the tournament organizer account. The account allows creating and managing tournaments, storing information about games and players, and more.

“Thanks for this webinar, everything is perfectly clear because it is very easy to use”.

Luca Cerquitella
The webinar participant, the owner of the chess school Pescara Chess Club in Italy

idChess is already used in more than 150 countries around the world. Last week, tournaments with idChess took place in Mexico, Italy, Kazakhstan, and other countries.

Follow the announcements of future webinars on the idChess website and social media.