Rigas Papadopoulos

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Rigas Papadopoulos
General Assemblyman
Assumed office
8 January 2014
Parliamentary groupNational Party of St.Charlie
Micronational World Chess Champion
In office
15 December 2013 – present/15 December 2014 (disputed)
President of the Inter-Micronational Chess Federation
In office

Rigas Papadopoulos is a St.Charlian micronationalist, former member of the General Assembly of St.Charlie, former president of the now defunct Inter-Micronational Chess Federation[1], and disputed current micronational world champion of chess. In 2013, Papadopoulos scored 20.5 out of a possible 21 points in the Micronational World Chess Championship organised by the Inter-Micronational Chess Federation[2], leading him to win the competition and be named world champion.

His current status as world champion is unclear. No tournament took place in 2014 to select a world champion, meaning his title was not contested. However, the World Micronational Chess Federation, an intermicronational organisation that styles itself as the governing body of chess in the MicroWiki sector, claims that because he did not defend his title that year, that the position was vacated[3].

According to the St.Charlian Observer, Papadopoulos joined St.Charlie in 2014[4]. He was elected as a member of the sixth General Assembly of St.Charlie for the National Party in the general election of 2014[5][6]. He endorsed Alexander Reinhardt for St.Charlian president thereafter[7].


  1. "St.Charlian Chess Open Ready to Start", St.Charlian Observer. Published February 17 2014. Accessed October 27 2023.
  2. "Results of the 2013 Micronational World Chess Championship", Inter-Micronational Chess Federation. Published 15 December 2013. Accessed 27 October 2023.
  3. "World Micronational Chess Federation Ordnance 001: Regarding the current world champion", World Micronational Chess Federation. Published 27 October 2023. Accessed 27 October 2023.
  4. "General Elections, Polls Close in 4 Federations", St.Charlian Observer. Published 5 January 2014. Accessed 27 October 2023.
  5. "Ruvolo: 'Do Not Include Me In New Legislature'", St.Charlian Observer. Published 7 January 2014. Accessed 27 October 2023.
  6. "Alexander Eastwood Defeats Mejakhansk To Win Re-election", St.Charlian Observer. Published 6 January 2014. Accessed 27 October 2023.
  7. "Nationals Nominate Reinhardt for President", St.Charlian Observer. Published 26 January 2014. Accessed 27 October 2023.