Asian Chess Summit in the UAE - days two and three

On December 22, the Asian Chess Summit continued its work. The morning session was opened by professor of the Tsukuba University, Japan Zubaydullo Ubaidulloev, who delivered a report on "Japanese Government programme for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 ‘Sport for the Future’: Opportunities for international cooperation and relations through sport".

The idea of ​​holding next summit within the walls of Tsukuba University was proposed. The University is located 60 km from Tokyo and is known for its sports achievements. FIDE President suggested considering the possibility of creating a chess department or specialization at the university.

Then followed reports by Casto Abundo, Philippines, and Adel Al Alamiri, Kuwait, on chess development programmes in the Asia continent. The Assembly of ACF took place in the evening. ACF President Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan addressed the delegates with greeting.
Treasurer Merhdad Pahlevansadeh submitted the accounting report. The budget for 2018 was approved. The draft of the new Charter and calendar of official tournaments for 2018 was discussed. On the same day, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov held a number of meetings with representatives of national federations.
The gala ceremony of the Asian Chess Federation was held in Danat Hotel in Al Ain on December 23. The best representatives of the continent were awarded in various nominations according to the results of 2017.
Winners were awarded in different categories. For example, Vishy Anand and Hou Yifan are recognized as the Players of the Year. The best among girls was the World Champion in the 18 to 20 years old category Dinara Saduakassova from Kazakhstan. The youngest grandmaster Nodirbek Abdusattorov from Uzbekistan was the winner in the Young Talents category. The legendary Eugenio Torre from the Philippines was awarded for his contribution to the development of chess.