Athens, Greece

FIDE is announcing that the MonRoi Company now offers a new chess move recording system that can replace conventional pen and paper scoresheets. The MonRoi system is a natural evolution in chess notation and realtime tournament management, and is a great way to promote chess.

The MonRoi system was introduced in a category 10 chess tournament, which took place in January 2005 in Montreal, Canada. Chess fans in 77 countries followed the tournament on the Internet.

The recently concluded World Juniors and Girls Championships inIstanbul Turkey, the 1st Asian Schools Chess Festival in Singapore and the 81st Chess Congress in Hastings England, saw the extensive use of the MonRoi system. The received reports from the tournaments conclude that the young players enjoyed the new system, and easily adapted.

FIDE is looking forward to the future cooperation with the MonRoi Company in order to implement the system worldwide and to enter into the final phase of discussions on how to introduce the system to top-level tournaments.

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About FIDE

The World Chess Federation (FIDE: is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the supreme body responsible globally for the game of chess and its championships. FIDE is organizing the World Chess Championship as well as all world championships for women, junior and youth categories, the bi-annual Chess Olympiad and it also publishes the official FIDE Rating List. FIDE has a membership of 160 national chess federations and it retains offices in Greece and Russia.

For more information contact:
Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE)
Mr George Mastrokoukos
tel.: (+30) 2109212047, fax: (+30) 2109212859, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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