FIDE President attends the Opening Ceremony of European Individual in Dresden Print
Tuesday, 03 April 2007 00:00
The City of Dresden and German Chess Federation would like to announce the start of the European Individual Chess Championships (Men and Women) 2007 to take place from 2-16 April 2007 in Dresden, Germany. The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov attended the Opening Ceremony on 2 April. See pictures from the Opening. The Individual Championships are the qualifications events for the next World Cup and Women's World Chess Championship. Watch games and find more information on the Official site of the Championships.

The City of Dresden and German Chess Federation would like to announce the start of the European Individual Chess Championships (Men and Women) 2007 to take place from 2-16 April 2007 in Dresden, Germany. The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov attended the Opening Ceremony on 2 April.

The Opening Ceremony of the European Individual Chess Championships 2007 was colorful show with local singers, magician, artists. The Drawing of colours was done in a special way by a magician with the help of his two assistants dressed in black and white. See photos taken from Chessbase.com below.



FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Prince Alexander of Saxon, FIDE Vice President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, DSB General Secretary Horst Metzing and Bessel Kok. Behind is FIDE President`s Assistant Berik Balgabaev



FIDE President makes a speech



FIDE Continental President for Europe Boris Kutin welcomes the participants



The Chairman of the Organizing Committee Dirk Jordan opens the Championships

The Individual Championships are the qualifications events for the next World Cup and Women's World Chess Championship.

Watch games and find more information on the Official site of the Championships.

 
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