World Women`s Team Chess Championship 2007. FIDE President attends the Opening Ceremony Print
Monday, 21 May 2007 00:00
Head of the Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Ekaterinburg to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 1st World Women`s Team Championship 2007. The Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Mr. Eduard Rossel; head of the Expert Department of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich; FIDE Vice President, Honorary President of the Russian Chess Federation Mr. Andrey Selivanov participated in the Opening Ceremony as well. Read more and see pictures from the Opening.

Head of the Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Ekaterinburg to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 1st World Women`s Team Championship 2007. The Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Mr. Eduard Rossel; head of the Expert Department of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich; FIDE Vice President, Honorary President of the Russian Chess Federation Mr. Andrey Selivanov participated in the Opening Ceremony as well.



The same day the foundation-stone for the Ural Chess Academy was laid. As Mr. Eduard Rossel mentioned in his speech, the decision to build up the Ural Chess Academy was taken as a result of resonance that was caused by the fact that Ilyumzhinov presented 1000 chess boards to the chess players of Ural region.



In his turn, the FIDE President underlined that the Ural Chess Academy`s foundation is a logical continuation of the chess traditions in Ural, the outstanding representatives of which are such great chess players as Anatoly Karpov, Evgeny Sveshnikov and many others. Also, it was said that FIDE takes Ural Chess Academy under its patronage.

At the end of the ceremonial events, devoted to the opening of the World Women`s Chess Championsohip 2007, the blitz tournament among the guests was held. FIDE President became the winner of the blitz tournament.

 
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