Candidates Matches in Kazan Print
Thursday, 05 May 2011 10:42

From 3 to 27 May 2011 Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, will play host to the participants of the Candidates Matches 2011. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov attended the Opening Ceremony of the Matches. The first President of Republic of Tatarstan, Senior Advisor to FIDE President Mintimer Shaimiev delivered a greeting speech to all the participants of the event. 

Pictorial report:

Welcome speech of the FIDE President 

The drawing procedure was held at the Opening Ceremony - Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) and Teimour Radjabov (AZE)

FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong, Boris Gelfand (ISR) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE)

A symbolic first move (Round 1)

Levon Aronian (ARM) - Alexander Grischuk (RUS)

Press conference

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