The Head of FIDE Congratulates Maya Chiburdanidze and Stanislav Erendzhenov

On 17th of January the Georgian chess player five-time World Champion Maya Chiburdanidze celebrated her 55th jubilee and the executive director of the Chess Federation of the Republic of Kalmykia Stanislav Erendzhenov celebrated his 50th’ one.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov warmly congratulated the heroes of the day. Below is the text of congratulations.

"Dear Maya Grigoryevna! Let me heartily congratulate you on your birthday, which journalists have already dubbed ‘the Maya Day’.

Owing to the ease with which you have won against much more prepared opponents, you earned another epithet – ‘female Fischer’, making players all over the world to admire the inspirational style of your game. You become one of the first victorious participants in the men's tournaments, raising the women's chess standards to a new level.
I wish you happiness, vigour and success in all your endeavours. "
"Dear Stanislav Nikolayevich! Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of your jubilee.
Your wide experience, competence, outstanding performance and persistence in achieving your goals are the qualities of character that help to enhance your authority.
Your efforts to develop and popularize chess in Kalmykia relates to your assiduous activity.
I wish you good health and family well-being."