Featured Guests

Special guests and distinguished personalities invited to The Jeddah International Youth Chess Festival.

International Chess Masters:

Iconic figure, Anatoly Karpov, a living legend and former World Chess Champion.

Romain Edouard, a distinguished French Grandmaster and Vice-Champion of France in 2023.


Official figures

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi sports minister

Director of the Ministry of Sports branch in the Medina region, Hatem bin Youssef Abu Salama


Influential Figures in Chess Community

Abdullah Al-Wahshi, the president of the Saudi Chess Federation. 

Saudi Arabia has become the first Arab country awarded a place on the advisory board of the International Chess Federation, 

the seat will be filled by Abdullah Al-Wahshi, the president of the Saudi Chess Federation.

Jarah Alshammari, Managing Director of the Saudi Chess Federation.


Distinguished personalities invited

Malek Maath, the Saudi football star who was born and raised in Al-Madina.


In anticipation of the forthcoming Jeddah Chess Festival, we express our sincere gratitude to all invitees. Your commitment and contributions are anticipated to play a pivotal role in making this chess extravaganza a memorable success. We look forward to your active participation in shaping the festival's success story.