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Newsletter no. 67
11 December 2020

Online Chess Olympiad

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On December 16, 2020 the State Committee of Information Technology and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “Online Chess Olympiad”.

The 44th Chess Olympiad was supposed to be held this year in Russia, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic it was postponed to 2021. As an alternative, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) decided that the Olympiad will be held online in 2020, for the first time in its history.

Interactive chess has long been recognized and widely practiced around the world. More than 16 million online games of chess are held daily. FIDE managed to bring this phenomenon to a higher level by organizing a worldwide competition through the Internet.

Chess players from 163 countries participate in the Online Olympiad which is organized on the chess.com platform. Among the participants there is also the national team of Kyrgyzstan, which includes 12 of the best chess players in the country

There is no doubt that the first world Online Olympiad will live forever in the annals of world chess history and will have a positive impact on the further development of this ancient intellectual game.

For this stamp, KEP also issues a postcard, which is used to realize a maximum card.

Stamp description

No. 158. 100 KGS. Online Chess Olympiad

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamp perforation: comb 14½:14..
Stamp size: 27.50 х 46.00 mm.
Stamps are issued in minisheets of 6 stamps.
Minisheet size: 108.00 x 113.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 4 500 pieces.
Designer: Daria Maier.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim” (Chișinău, Moldova).

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the stamp issuing day.
The first day cover and special postmark
are designed by Daria Maier.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: full-color offset.
Quantity issued: 250 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Postal card for maximum card is designed by Daria Maier.
Printing method – digital.
Quantity issued – 250 pieces each.

Stamps, maximum card and FDC can be purchased here.

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