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World chess governing body FIDE announced on Friday that the 2020 World Youth Chess Championships, originally slated for September 2020 in Romania, will be postponed.

“The FIDE Management Board received and duly examined a request from the World Youth Chess Championship 2020 organizers; and there still exists a large degree of uncertainty in the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” wrote the FIDE on its website, announcing that the championship will be postponed to a later date, with the new schedule to be announced no later than four months before the start of the event.

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