On the November 6th the FIDE President arrived in Costa Rica. He attended the awarding ceremony of the national championship with the Continental President for Americas Mr. Jorge Vega, President of the National Olympic Committee of Costa Rica Mr. Henry Nunes and the President of Costa Rica Chess Federation Mr. Mauricio Castro Solano. Ilyumzhinov gave a live interview to Diario Extra channel, then he had a meeting with the Director of the Instituto Costarricense Del Deporte y La Recreacion (ICODER) Mr. Luis Edoardo Peraza Murillo and visited the Costa Rica's National Stadium in the premises of which the Chess Federation of Costa Rica is located.
On the November 7th Kirsan Ilyumzhinov had a short-term visit to Cuba where he met with Mr. Silvino Garcia Martinez, President of Cuba Chess Federation. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told about the results of the last 82nd FIDE Congress in Krakow and about his trip to Central and Latin America. Mr Martinez gave a detailed account of the current situation about the chess development in Cuba and the future plans.
With the President of the National Olympic Committee of Costa Rica Mr. Henry Nunes
Interview for Diario Extra Channel
Following the games at the Costa Rica National Championship
At the awarding ceremony
Continental President for Americas Mr. Jorge Vega is awarding the prize
President of the National Olympic Committee of Costa Rica Mr. Henry Nunes is awarding the price
Mr. Mauricio Castro Solano presented a gift to the FIDE President
At the meeting with Mr. Silvino Garcia Martinez, President of Cuba Chess Federation