Ilyumzhinov's press conference in TASS (announcement)

On Wednesday, August 30, TASS press centre will host a press conference dedicated to the World Chess Cup, which starts on September 2. The president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will tell about the main tournament of the year, its organization, participants and significance for world chess.
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Recall that the Chess World Cup will be held in Tbilisi from September 2 to 28, 2017. The current World Champion Magnus Carlsen will participate in it for the first time in history. All the strongest Russian chess players will represent Russia. The winner of the Cup and the second finalist will receive tickets to the Candidates Tournament 2018.