The Head of FIDE Congratulates Mark Taimanov

Dear Mark Evgenyevich! Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your 90th birthday!

They say that a talented person is talented in everything and you prove the veracity of this statement by your selfless service to the cause, inspiration and achievements in your life. Your talents of chess player, musician, writer and teacher found good use and brought well-deserved fruits.

Having reached heights both in practical chess and in theory, made several music records, today you are busy doing the noblest and the most important thing - leading the children chess school founded by you.
I wish you good health, happiness, vigor and energy to continue your wonderful mission.

Yours faithfully,
President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov