The President of FIDE Opens the World MindSports Games

On 25thof February, the President of FIDE and IMSA Kirsan Ilyumzhinov opened the VI SportAccord World Mind Games (also called ‘Intelliada’) in Huai’an, China.
Before the opening ceremony, the big press conference took place, attended by, besides Ilyumzhinov, the Vice-President of IMSA Zelan Chen, the President of the Chinese Chess Association and the Vice-President of FIDE Yan Junan and other prominent sports functionaries.

Recall that the tournaments of chess, bridge, Go and xiangqi (Chinese chess) will be held within the framework of this global competition participated by 143 leading players. The participants of Intelliada will be Shahriyar Mammadyarov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Evgeny Tomaszewski, Lenier Dominguez, Wang hao and other famous players.