Congratulations to Lajos Portisch on his 75th Anniversary Print
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 16:17
04 April, 2012

GM Lajos Portisch
Foundation of the Hungarian Chess

Dear Mr. Portisch,

On behalf of the leadership of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), me personally and millions of your fans in all parts of the globe it is a great pleasure to most cordially and sincerely congratulate you on the occasion of your 75th birthday!

You are known as ‘Hungarian Botvinnik’, one of the strongest non-Soviet chess players in 1960th -1980th, participant of many international championships and candidates’ matches! Your contribution to the chess popularization and propaganda is immense. Without any exaggeration, you have opened a door to sport for millions.

Let me on this wonderful day, dear Mr. Portisch, wish you the best of health, all the success, new opportunities, victories, optimism and endurance in any life situations, well-being and all the best.

Gens una sumus! – We are one family!

Sincerely yours,

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
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