FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov participated in the Press Conference of Ataturk International Women Masters. Print
Monday, 24 March 2008 00:00
On the free day of Is bank Ataturk International Women Masters, which coincided with the first day of FIDE Presidential Board Meeting, there was a press conferece to introduce the full Turkish version of Playchess (Satrancoyna is the Turkish name). FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, TCF President Ali Nihat Yazici and PR Director of Turkish Is Bank Suat Sozen attended the press conference together with the top FIDE executives.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Istanbul, Turkey from 18 to 21 March 2008 to held the 2nd quarter Presidential Board 2008. These days Is bank Ataturk International Women Masters Chess Tournament took place in Istanbul.
On the free day of the Tournament, which coincided with the first day of FIDE Presidential Board Meeting, there was a press conference to introduce the full Turkish version of Playchess (Satrancoyna is the Turkish name). FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, TCF President Ali Nihat Yazici and PR Director of Turkish Is Bank Suat Sozen attended the press conference together with the top FIDE executives. After the introduction, Kubra Ozturk, two-times European Champion Under 16 Girls played an exhibition game against Keti Tsatsalashvili, who was the world champion Under-16 Girls in 2007. The second exhibition game was between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Kubra Ozturk.

Here are some photos from the meeting:


Frederic Friedel, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Ali Nihat Yazici and Florencio Campomanes


Frederic Friedel, the co-founder of ChessBase who prepares the English page and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, together with his assistant Berik Balgabaev.


Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Suat Sozen, Director of PR of Turkish Is Bank and Ali Nihat Yazici in the press conference.


His excellency Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in action



FIDE President and Kubra Ozturk together afterwards...


From left to right: Lakhdar Mazouz, David Jarrett, Kurt Jungwirth, Nigel Freeman, Florencio Campomanes, Kubra Ozturk, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Ali Nihat Yazici, Peter Rajcsanyi, William Kelleher and Lewis Ncube

 
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