FIDE President congratulates chess fans on New Year

I wish happy 2017 New Year to all chess fans! Seeing off the outgoing year, everyone sums it up, make plans for the future, noting the most significant events. Let all the best and good deeds be continued in the New Year, and the failures and mistakes remain in the past.

The coming year will be a Year of Fire Rooster. In ancient times, it was believed that the force of fire represents a continuous upward movement; it has unmatched vitality, and displays desire for self-improvement and success.

On this magical and wonderful holiday, I wish you prosperity, peace, good health and long life. Let tribulations and troubles sidestep your house. Let the problems be solvable and happiness be unlimited!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov