14.05.2018

FIDE head attends the opening of OCHTA-PARK CHESS Artek chess tournament

On 12 May, the president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) attended the opening ceremony of OCHTA-PARK CHESS Artek tournament. The ceremony was also attended by Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Igor Mikhailichenko.

Here's what Toksovsky Chess Club writes on its Vkontakte page:

"It is a great honour and joy for us to receive such high-ranking people. Kirsan Nikolayevich played blitz with the guys, which ended in a draw. He promised to keep focusing on us and in every possible way to promote the development of chess in the world.
For us, it is a great honor and joy to host such an open, cheerful and dedicated to his work – promoting chess in the world – person. Kirsan Nikolayevich played blitz with the guys, which ended in a draw. Our guest of honour promised to keep focusing on us and in every possible way to promote the development of chess in the world."
And we in the editorial office may add that the name of the young chess player, with whom Kirsan Nikolayevich played, is Vadim Simakov.

 


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