FIDE President attended the Closing Ceremony of Moscow Open 2008 Print
Monday, 17 March 2008 22:44
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FIDE President attended the Closing Ceremony of Moscow Open 2008
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov attended the Closing Ceremony of Moscow Open 2008. The FIDE President congratulated the participants on the ending of the tournament and thanked the organizers of the festival. The tournament took place in Moscow on February 2-10, 2008, Russian State Social University was the venue of the event.

Moscow Open is one of the biggest tournaments in the world. The record number of 1250 participants from more than 37 countries of the world took part in the event this year. The Festival consisted of four tournaments: Open A, Tournament B, the women`s Open C and a Children`s Tournament D.

FIDE Vice President Andrei Selivanov, President of Moscow Chess Federation Vyacheslav Beresnev, the rector of the Russian State Social University Vasily Zhukov and the Head of the Department of Physical Culture and Sport of the Government of Moscow Mikhail Stepanyan were present at the Closing Ceremony of Moscow Open 2008.

 
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