Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Sergey Karjakin on his birthday

Dear Sergey! From the bottom of my heart I wish you happy birthday! 31 years is a significant figure, and although people of your age are considered to be very young, this is a step towards maturity, towards the accumulation of experience and new achievements and victories.

On this solemn and joyful day, please accept my admiration for your magnificent chess talent, exceptional diligence, fighting qualities and stamina in the face of the most serious tests.


I would like to wish you, one of the strongest chess players in Russia and the world, creative success, prosperity, love, good health and great happiness. Be always cheerful and courageous. May all your desires be fulfilled and the most daring plans implemented!