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"This is the future. First of all, for live streaming and, in part, to fight cheating; what concerns illegal moves, i.e. everything related to the touch-move rule or the correct setting of pieces".

Arkady Dvorkovich
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Arkady Dvorkovich

FIDE President

"We have implemented idChess into the Federation tournaments and see great benefits. Firstly, we conduct tournament broadcasts for people with visual impairments, they play on boards specially adapted for the visually impaired. Thus, we solve the issues of equality at the chessboard through technological solutions".

Damir Talapker
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Damir Talapker

Executive director of the Kyrgyz Chess Union

"idChess added great value. The VAR feature ensures fair play, creating a dynamic and enriching environment for our chess enthusiasts. Thumbs up!"

Habib Khalil
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Habib Khalil

Vice President of Lebanese Chess Federation

“The system provided to us by the idChess team was installed at our tournament in several categories: under the age of 7, 9 and 11. It performed well: when there were many difficulties, especially in the category under the age of 7, we watched the video, if everything was confirmed, the game was continued, if not — we issued a warning. The idChess system provided precious assistance in resolving contentious issues, the system saved arbiters in many situations. I think we will use it in the future, as it is really very useful"

Zhohangir Kamalov
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Zhohangir Kamalov

International arbiter, chief arbiter of Asian Schools Chess Championship 2023

"We had an exceptional experience using idChess to record games in our chess academy and broadcast chess tournaments organized by SmilingPawn.org. The application's sleek and user-friendly interface not only ensured easy adoption by chess arbiters but also elevated the overall experience for players. The inclusion of the VAR feature for fair play significantly contributed to the success of our chess tournaments".

Goran Radic
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Goran Radic

President, SmilingPawn.org, Croatia

"Impressed after using idChess in my academy, very useful for analysis games in training sessions! The VAR was tested and used in friendly tournament and it's so efficient for avoiding cheating and helping arbiters".

Ebrahim Bodnani
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Ebrahim Bodnani

Owner of Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco

"It is very important and necessary to broadcast chess games, because both tournaments and exhibitions can be of different levels: sometimes you get a lot of beautiful combinations, and then you can analyze or publish them. Previously, chess players had some kind of exceptional memory, they remembered all their games and exhibitions, but I'm not like that, so this technology helps me a lot. It is especially useful for children: when the halls are large, parents are never allowed in and here everything is visible on the screen. I think this technology has a great future".

Victor Bologan
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Victor Bologan

Grandmaster, FIDE Executive Director

"idChess is a necessary and convenient product for both players and fans, especially for parents. You can watch games from a distance, and not be in the hall where the game is being played. Also, idChess can help arbiters to make decisions by recording video simultaneously with recognition, so it's convenient and easy to use".

Nurlan Ibraev
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Nurlan Ibraev

Grandmaster, FIDE arbiter, Senior Coach of the youth team of the Republic of Kazakhstan

"With simple actions, you get a record of your game – this is what modern chess lacked so much and what is so necessary for teaching the game to children, parents, coaches".

Alexander Zakharov
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Alexander Zakharov

Director of the Etude Chess School, Olympic champion

"Parents can watch their children play in tournaments; players can review and analyze their games. Everything is so easy and understandable. I recommend using idChess to anyone who wants to improve in chess".

Matvey Shcherbin
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Matvey Shcherbin

Founder of the ShakMatOff chess school

"Impressed with idChess in our training sessions! VAR feature adds a new level of fairness, enhancing the learning experience for our players. Highly recommended!"

Mussallam Al Wadhahi
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Mussallam Al Wadhahi

Member in Oman Chess Federation

"idChess breaks new ground in chess technology! The app's efficiency delivers a fresh experience. VAR was put to the test in local tournaments, proving its value in enhancing fair play".

Abdullah Albaiz
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Abdullah Albaiz

Pawntakes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia

"idChess brought a new experience for the Sri Lankan chess community and they loved it. idChess gives chess much-needed features to broadcast tournaments, save games, and makes it as simple and user-friendly as possible. Broadcast management takes very little time, it is very easy and convenient to use"

Malith Akalanka
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Malith Akalanka

Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, Vice-President, International Arbiter

"idChess is a very promising program that is useful to us. I, as a state coach, on behalf of all Kazakhstani chess players, thank the company for entering the market. Now we can digitize not only large famous tournaments, but also small ones, for example, in private schools and universities. We have only 20 regions, and I would like everyone to cover their championships in the future. I see great opportunities and I am personally very glad".

Dastan Kapaev
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Dastan Kapaev

State Chess Coach of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan

"idChess is incredibly in demand among tournament organizers, coaches, and parents. This technology easily and quickly allows you to collect an array of data on chess games, which helps in learning. idChess gives emotions to parents who can watch their children play in real time. That is great!"

Sergey Moiseev
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Sergey Moiseev

Organizer of tournaments

"We use idChess in our chess school not only when holding tournaments to broadcast games but at every lesson too. Using idChess, I record games on one or two boards and then we together with children analyze their games, it's great learning material!"

Alexey Manakov
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Alexey Manakov

Head coach of the ZAO chess school

"Used idChess and VAR in big tournaments – the VAR feature is a game-changer! Enhanced the integrity of matches and fair playing in the Coahuila State Open Chess Championship and the COLAM Cup. A must-have for chess events!"

Eduardo Aguilar
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Eduardo Aguilar

Mexican Arbiter, Academy Construajedrez

"idChess has left a strong impression during our testing sessions! The VAR feature brings an additional dimension of fairness, significantly elevating the learning experience for the players. I highly recommend it!"

Doctor Chess
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Doctor Chess

Youtuber, Chess influencer, Egypt