Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Played a Friendly Game of Chess with Daniel Ortega

The president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov during his working visit to Nicaragua met with the President Daniel Ortega on 30th of June.
During the talks, the sides discussed the further opportunities for a fruitful cooperation between FIDE and Nicaragua. Daniel Ortega, as we know, is a big fan of chess, playing it every day (as he says, "to train the mind").
In particular, Mr. Ortega said that Nicaragua actively carries out in the development programme ‘the chess schools for young people’, including those from the rural areas. The head of FIDE, in turn, said that, starting from the next year; five Nicaraguans will be annually taught the chess subjects in Russia free of charge.

Further, the Nicaraguan leader, besides the official protocol, played chess with FIDE president, brilliantly starting with co called ‘Spanish opening’, one of the most popular chess openings among grandmasters of the world.