Ilyumzhinov closed the tournament in Monte Carlo

October 15 at the casino "Monte Carlo" ended the 1st stage of the FIDE Grand Prix among women. The closing ceremony was held under the arches of the magnificent hall Touzet. Besides chess players who had won prizes, special awards for the most beautiful game got Natalia Zhukova (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (Chinese, by the way, she won the tournament in advance).
The event was attended by representatives of government agencies and the Government of Monaco, the chess public and the media.

President of the International Chess Federation Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Secretary of State of the Principality of Monaco Jacques Boisson and other officials gave speeches for the guests and participants of the championship