Further, Yevkurov, accompanied by Ilyumzhinov, went to the tournament hall where he made the first move in the game between Russian Ernesto Inarkiev and Norwegian Jon Ludwig Hammer. He also presented an exquisite bouquet of flowers to Chinese Hou Yifan, who was the only woman participating in the tournament.
Afterwards, the guest of honor tied a draw with the four-year-old Mikhail Osipov, who became famous in Russia after participating in the First Channel show "Best of All".
"The Chess Grand Prix has brought together the outstanding minds of our country today. I met Misha Osipov. Mikhail praised me, saying that I played very well," the leader of Ingushetia shared with his Instagram followers.