28.02.2017

Ilyumzhinov closes the first round of the Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix

On February 27, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), on which this day the first round of the Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix four-tournament series among men ended.

Besides the FIDE President, the final round of the competition was attended by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development of UAE Sheikh Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mualla, the Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority Sheikh Khalid Jasim Al Midfaa and other officials.

The official closing ceremony took place in the evening. In his opening speech Ilyumzhinov warmly thanked the organizers of the tournament. After that the chess players were presented with awards and gifts and a participant of the competition, World Champion Hou Yifan (China) has received best wishes on her birthday, which coincided with the date of the ceremony.
Recall that the winner of the first round of the FIDE Grand Prix was the Russian Alexander Grischuk. French player Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Azerbaijani Shahriyar Mammadyarov shared second and third places on additional indicators.

 




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