Inappropriate shoes caused a fine for a Dutch chess player


12/29/2023 23:09

The dress code again became the cause of a scandalous situation in the International chess federation (FIDE). This time, the international master among women, a Dutch chess player, found herself in an unpleasant position Anna-Maya Kazaryanwho was fined 100 euros for wearing inappropriate shoes.

Ghazaryan, taking part in the World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Samarkand (Uzbekistan), was wearing Burberry sneakers. The referee did not appreciate this choice of the athlete, saying that such shoes were “too athletic” for their sport.

FIDE rules prohibit chess players from wearing sports shoes for competitions, although Kazaryan was wearing a Kingsly model, which the manufacturer itself describes as casual walking shoes.

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