Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s best wishes to Andrey Selivanov

On July 9, grandmaster Andrey Selivanov, a fourteen-time world champion in chess composition and the author of more than 850 puzzles and etudes, celebrated his 55th birthday. The sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent his best wishes to Andrey Selivanov:

“Dear Andrei Vladimirovich! Please accept my sincere congratulations on your birthday! You have devoted your life to this noble game. You have made a huge contribution to the popularization and promotion of chess, opened the way to chess for many talented players.
Your chess biography deserves the highest recognition! With your tireless and selfless work for the benefit of chess, you have earned deep respect and gratitude from all those who collaborated and communicated with you. Your name is rightfully included in the FIDE Golden Book.

I join all the warm words and wishes addressed to you on this wonderful day. With all my heart I wish you good health, inexhaustible vitality and prosperity. All the best to you and your loved ones!”