The final results of the First FIDE World University Team Online Blitz and Rapid Cups, organised by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on the Chess24.com platform on 27-28 March 2021 can be found on
the Team of University of Missouri – winner of the FIDE World University Team Online Blitz Cup!
the Team of Saint Louis University – winner of the FIDE World University Team Online Rapid Cup!
Statement regarding the FIDE World University Online Championships
In connection with the decision of the Fair Play Panel (FPP) of the FIDE World University Online Championships, FIDE confirms that the results of the women’s rapid final held on 25 March have been adjusted. All the results of IM Yulia Osmak are counted as a loss – in line with the tournament’s Regulations.
The decision was not based solely on cheating-detection algorithms but was made by FPP after a thorough examination, that included all available evidence. The decision is final.
FIDE Fair Play Commission upon reviewing all the data submitted by FPP will decide, whether the case shall be referred to the Ethics and Disciplinary Commission for further sanctions.
FIDE relies on the dedicated work of FPP and encourages players to follow and value the principles of fair play.
884 students (178 women 706 men) of 66 countries, representing 194 Universities of 62 countries, participated in the First FIDE World University Online Rapid Championship, organised by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on the Tornelo platform on 20-25 March 2021.
Thank you for the participation!
Congratulations to the winners:
Kirill Shevchenko (Ivan Boberskyj Lviv State University of Physical Culture) – World University Online Rapid Champion 2021
Julia Antolak (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) – World University Online Rapid Women’s Champion 2021
University of Missouri – 1st place in team standings
960 students (198 women, 762 men) of 78 countries, representing 202 universities of 64 countries participated in the First FIDE World University Online Blitz Championship organised by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on the Tornelo platform on 14-18 March 2021. It was by far the biggest university event ever.
Thank you for the participation!
Haik Martirosyan (Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture and Sport) – World University Online Blitz Champion 2021
Anna Sargsyan (Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture and Sport) – World University Online Blitz Women’s Champion 2021
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – 1st place in team standings.
Universities today are assemblers of talent and phenomenal idea factories, where the passion, creativity, and idealism of young great minds can be applied to problem-solving and advancing our societal and economic well-being.
Chess is a natural fit in this environment and the game has always been popular among students, as this event proves once again More than 1,300 players from 84 different countries will compete over the next few weekends in the different championships – an impressive turnout for a new competition.
I would like to wish all participants the best of lucks in this tournament, and hope the challenges of a chess competition will also serve them as inspiration in their future endeavours.
FIDE World University Individual Online Blitz Championship (13-14 March)
FIDE World University Individual Online Rapid Championship (20-21 March)
FIDE World University Team Online Blitz Cup (27 March)
FIDE World University Team Online Rapid Cup (28 March)
Yevgeniy Vladimirov (KAZ) – Member
Pavel Tregubov (RUS) – Member
Jose Carillo Pujol (PAN) – First reserve
Inna Gaponenko (UKR) – Second reserve
Fair Play Panel
Tomasz Delega (Chief Arbier)
Bojana Bejatovic (FIDE Fair Play Commission)
Aleksadar Colovic (Grandmaster)
David Cordover (Tornelo)