FIDE President at Belaya Ladya tournament Print
Monday, 02 June 2014 13:07


On June 1st the FIDE President arrived to Dagomys, Sochi, where he participated in the opening ceremony of Belaya Ladya tournament which is celebrating its 45th anniversary. The history of Belaya Ladya goes back to 1968 when Pionerskaya Pravda newspaper published an article announcing the new school teams’ tournament. The idea to organize this unique tournament belonged to IA Anatoly Bykhovsky. The opening ceremony was also attended by Andrey Filatov, the President of Russian Chess Federation, Anatoly Karpov, the 12th World Champion.

1968 pravda
The announcement about Belaya Ladya in Pionerskaya Pravda, 27 September 1968

Maria Morozova, General Director of the Timchenko Foundation, which is the tournament sponsor

first move
On June 2 the final games of the tournament started. The first moves were made by the honorary guests - Anatoly Karpov and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Watching the games of chess players from Kalmykia

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