Bringing the Brightest Stars in Chess from the Global Community Together for an Ultimate Chess Challenge

"VAN" (Sports Desk - 18.05.2024) :: Freedom Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FRHC), a multi-national diversified financial services holding company, today announced its participation as a competitor and as the title sponsor of the landmark chess event, the 2024 FIDE World Corporate Chess Championship.

Hosted by the International Chess Federation (FIDE), this three-day championship event will showcase the brightest stars in business and some of the biggest names in chess. Since the beginning of March, registered corporate teams have been competing online to qualify to participate in this elite battle for the title of Smartest Company in the World. And for the first time since the pandemic, the tournament will be an in-person, over-the-board experience, held from June 15 -17, 2024, in the heart of New York City's financial district in the historic Cunard building.

The Smartest Companies Know…

"The game of chess knows no borders and sets aside all politics," said Timur Turlov, Freedom Holding Corp.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Success in chess, like business, comes from thoughtful deliberation and strategic positioning. This partnership is a true reflection of Freedom and our approach to business - well-researched, collaborative, and intentional. We are delighted to be competing in, as well as being the presenting sponsor of, the FIDE World Corporate Chess Championship. We've invited leaders in business from across the globe to join the challenge," the CEO noted.

100 Years of Making Chess History…

Arkady Dvorkovich, president of FIDE, commented, "This year marks the 100th anniversary of FIDE; our organization has a longstanding, rich history of building community and fostering growth and camaraderie among players and across continents. Hosting this event in partnership with the Freedom Holding Corp. team is the perfect way to mark this momentous celebration. A world-class event, presented by a world-class leader in business, at a world-class location, to continue supporting global unity through a common language and passion for chess."


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