Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visits Chennai, India Print
Friday, 27 August 2010 09:02
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On August 26, FIDE President, Head of Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov during his working trip to Asian countries visited Chennai, where the headquarters of the All India Chess Federation is based. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the Honorary Secretary of AICF Mr. D.V. Sundar. Besides the officials and journalists, the meeting was attended by many famous chess players - members of Indian national teams and the young chess players, many of whom have already achieved notable success in international tournaments. The players were interested in preparations for forthcoming World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. FIDE President told about his working trips, future plans regarding "Chess in Schools" program and holding of official FIDE tournaments in India, as well as the trainings for Arbiters and Trainers. The same day FIDE President visited the Russian Centre of Science and Culture with an active chess club in the premises. It is remarkable that the current World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand got his first lessons in this chess club.


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