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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation<ref>The Official Laws of Chess, 1989, FIDE, ISBN 0-02-028540-X, p. 7</ref> is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition. It is usually referred to as FIDE ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}, FEE-day), its French acronym.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

FIDE was founded in Paris, France, on July 20, 1924.<ref name="">World Chess Federation. FIDE (April 8, 2009). Retrieved on 2013-07-28.</ref> Its motto is Gens una sumus, Latin for "We are one people". Its current president is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref>

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