The FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship 2013 is currently being held in Iasi, Romania, from 21st April to 30th April. On the 18th of April the first press conference of the World Amateur Chess Championships took place in the City Hall Iasi. The second press conference took place on the 22nd of April in the gorgeous Palas Mall that hosts the tournament.
Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou: I wish good luck on behalf of FIDE to all participants and organizers. Iasi is an extremely beautiful city and a great host. We thank the Minister Nicolae Banicioiu and the Mayor Gheorghe Nichita for having given us the opportunity to organize this event in Iasi.