World Press to Vote for Chess Oscar Print
Thursday, 03 February 2005 00:00
Chess journalists around the world are invited to vote for the Chess Oscar on the FIDE web site. A project of the FIDE Commission for Chess Information, Publication and Statistics (CHIPS) under chairman Alexander Roshal, this well known award was revived by `64` magazine. For more information and web enabled automated voting, go to oscar.fide.com. Chess journalists around the world are invited to vote for the Chess Oscar on the FIDE web site. A project of the FIDE Commission for Chess Information, Publication and Statistics (CHIPS) under chairman Alexander Roshal, this well known award was revived by `64` magazine. For more information and web enabled automated voting, go to oscar.fide.com.

Begun in 1968, there was no Oscar from 1989 to 1994 until Roshal revived it in 1995. Gary Kasparov has won the most number of times (11) followed by Anatoly Karpov (9), Viswanathan Anand (3), Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky (2 each), Vladimir Kramnik and Viktor Korchnoi, one each.

This project shall also assist the CHIPS Commission in creating a database of chess journalists.
 
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