30.08.2017

FIDE Head visits Sergei Karjakin's simul in Ostankino

On August 29, GM Sergei Karyakin played a simul with talented children from foster families at the Ostankino television center in Moscow.

The simul was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the world’s oldest chess player Yuri Averbakh, 10th world champion Boris Spassky, head of ROC Alexander Zhukov, representative of "Change One Life" Fund Yana Leonova and 4-year-old chess player Misha Osipov.

The event was conducted by sports commentator Dmitry Guberniev and international grandmaster Elmira Mirzoeva.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov gave an interview to TV reporters and made a welcoming speech to the participants and guests of honor. He noted that Russia always shows an example of how to develop chess and recalled his plan to bring the number of people playing chess up to one billion. "Chess knows no age," FIDE head summed up.
Later, Ilyumzhinov watched with interest the events in the gaming halls.


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