On June 10, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov attended the opening ceremony of Zone 4.3 Chess Championship in Livingston, accompanied by the continental President of FIDE Lewis Nkube and Zone President Kezzie Msukwa.
Also the head of FIDE spoke at a press conference in front of local and foreign journalists. After the official part, he made the first move in the tournament and briefly watched the exciting game.
Moreover, Ilyumzhinov played a friendly game of chess with one of the participants of the championship.
Recall that 45 chess players take part in Zone 4.3 Championship (14 of them participate in women's competition). According to its results, which will be announced on June 18, the winners will receive passes to the World Cup.