Yevgeny Kolesov: "Ilyumzhinov is the Most Talented Manager"

Last Tuesday the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the businessman Yevgeny Kolesov, the father of the world-famous wunderkind Gordey Kolesov at the FIDE office in Moscow. Gordey Kolesov owing to the witty expression of Ilyumzhinov was called ‘The little Buddha of the chess world’.

At the end of the meeting, Kolesov Sr. left the following entry in one of the social networks: “I met with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Moscow.  We had a long conversation.  I left the meeting with the most excellent impression.

Very considerate and humble man, with a good sense of humour, an intelligent interlocutor.  The number of charitable projects that he has realized exceeds a human mind’s capacity.  The most talented manager.  That is my opinion.
The head of FIDE has many plans, and I sincerely wish Kirsan Nikolayevich and his team their soonest implementation!
One can rarely feel so positive after a meeting. I left his office, being full of energy."