FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2023


Freedom Shapagat Corporate Fund

Freedom Holding Corp. promotes responsible business and contributes notably to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by channeling its sponsorship and philanthropic activities through “Freedom Shapagat” Corporate Fund. The Fund advocates for social opportunity, supports research and science, builds the capacity for positive impact, creates educational opportunities, and fosters cultural initiatives and sports.
One of the Fund’s significant projects of responsible investment encouraging diversity, stability, and sustainability is the support of the International Sports Federation FIDE in organizing the World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2023 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The five-day tournament brings together the best chess players in the world who will compete for the title of Rapid and Blitz world champion. Participation of Kazakhstan players in this prestigious championship will allow to integrate our youth into the international chess community, to continue chess popularization efforts, and to support the growth of intellectual nation.


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Silk Road Samarkand includes 8 world-class hotels, comfortable public spaces, parks, recreation, and sports areas, concept restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as an international congress center and cultural sites. This modern project developed by an international team of architects and engineers made it possible to harmonize different thematic areas on the unique site that is second to none in entire Central Asia.


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