Baku, September 17, AZERTAC
One of the key innovations of the 2020 World Chess Olympiad, which will be held in Yugra under the motto 'Uniting the Universe,' will be chess games between grandmasters and the ISS crew, a spokesperson for Yugra's Department of Public and External Relations told RIA Novosti.
Yugra won the right to host the Olympiad at a meeting of the General Assembly of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), which took place in Baku on Tuesday. The tournament has been held every two years since 1931, and is the most popular and representative chess competition on the planet, involving most of the leading international grandmasters. The 2020 Olympiad in Yugra is expected to bring together at least 2,000 players from 150 countries.