FIDE President Opens Asian Youth Championship in Al Ain, UAE Print
Friday, 24 August 2007 00:00
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov opened the Asian Youth Championship yesterday in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates with Asian Chess Federation president Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan, UAE Chess Federation president Ibrahim Al Bannai and other dignitaries. The FIDE President congratulated the Organizing Committee for the excellent conditions and thanked the government for their support. Go to the new Asian Chess Federation web site. Latest chess-results. See photos from the Opening. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov opened the Asian Youth Championship yesterday in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates with Asian Chess Federation president Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan, UAE Chess Federation president Ibrahim Al Bannai and other dignitaries. The FIDE President congratulated the Organizing Committee for the excellent conditions and thanked the government for their support. Go to the new Asian Chess Federation web site. Latest chess-results.


FIDE President makes the ceremonial first move at the Asian Youth Championship in Al Ain with, from left, Chief Arbiter Sultan Tahir, Asian Chess Federation Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan and Sheikh Saud bin Abdel-Aziz Almualla, president of the Sharjah Chess Club.



Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Sheikh Sultan addressing the Opening Ceremony.



Sheikh Sultan points out the chess fans to the FIDE President.


The row of VIPs rise for the national anthem and FIDE hymn.


A chess ballet.


Half of the tournament hall of the Asian Youth Championships. `The conditions are excellent,` FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov commented.
 
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