FIDE President opens the PFUR Rector Chess Cup

Кирсан ИлюмжиновOn April 21, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited the Russian Peoples' Friendship University, where the traditional PFUR Rector Chess Cup was held dedicated to the upcoming holiday of Spring and Labour. Besides Ilyumzhinov, who solemnly handed The FIDE Golden Badge for support in the development of chess to the RUDN provost of students Alexander Gladush, the opening ceremony was attended by representatives of various departments, the management of university and the chess circles.

After that, the guests, including Softovorot CTO Jose Atienza Vily-Agomez from Ecuador, delivered speeches to the audience. The head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov has sent the text of his welcome address. Russian grandmaster Alexander Morozevich held the simul and blitz tournaments during the event.