Chess clubs and academies in Kazakhstan and Singapore to bear the name of Ilyumzhinov

Schools will be built in Nursultan (Kazakhstan) and Singapore, where there will be a chess academy, which will be named after the sixth President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Currently, work is underway on the working project. President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, at a meeting with members of the national women's chess team of Kazakhstan and representatives of the chess federation approved a number of proposals for the development of chess in the country. The President supported the proposals to include chess as an optional subject in the school curriculum, the construction of a boarding school in Almaty with an in-depth study of chess. In addition, the Head of State focused on the importance of entrepreneurs supporting the development of chess. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stressed that he would continue to pay great attention to the development and support of chess. The same architects are going to implement the project of a chess academy named after Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Singapore. Kirsan Nikolaevich thanked the

authors of the project and added that “chess is very important in our difficult times. It promotes logical and analytical thinking, the ability to make decisions independently and take responsibility for one’s actions.”