Vietnam asks for FIDE’s help in organising big chess tournamentsDeputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the World Chess Federation (FIDE) to help Vietnam with the organisation of big tournaments and refereeing work. He expressed the hope that FIDE’s support would not stop at training chess players but would extend to the sharing of experience in refereeing work and the organisation of big tournaments. The deputy PM requested the Vietnam Chess Federation and the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism to cooperate closely with FIDE to hold chess tournaments, thus stimulating the development of the sport in Vietnam. The FIDE president noted that chess has developed strongly in Vietnam, with many Vietnamese chess players recording outstanding achievements at regional and global events. He pledged that FIDE will further support Vietnam to host big international chess tournaments in the future.