Minister of Finance of Latvia beats the World Chess Champion

On September 6, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Latvian chess player and the Minister of Finance of the country, beat with the white pieces the leader of the women's FIDE rating, the current World Champion Chinese Hou Yifan at the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku.

Let us remind that Reizniece-Ozola is the leader of the Latvian team at the Olympiad, and plays at the first board. This means that she will encounter the strongest chess players of other teams.

By the way, the President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov warmly congratulated the winner, with whom he has long-standing friendly relations. In addition, Kirsan Nikolaevich said that when all the ministers around the world would learn how to play chess, life on Earth would be much better and fairer.