FIDE President in Costa Rica Print
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 06:52

On July, 10th 2010 FIDE President visited PERU. Please read the article here.
On July, 9th 2010 FIDE President visited BOLIVIA. Please read the article here.

FIDE President, Head of Republic of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov continues his trip in the American continent. On July 12-13, he visited Costa Rica, where in the capital San Jose he met with the leaders of some chess federations of Central America.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the President of Panama Chess Federation Mr. Alhan CARRERA and the General Secretary Mr. Jose PUJOL, the President of Guatemala Chess Federation Mr. Oscar FIGUEROA, FIDE Delegate of Costa Rica Chess Federation Mr. Mauricio CASTRO and Treasure Mr. Ernesto Dirzan ALVARADO. President of FIDE Zone 2.3 Mr. Erick HERNANDEZ was also present at the meeting. As in other countries the following issues were discussed in friendly atmosphere: preparation and organisation of the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, possibility and difficulties of launching "Chess in Schools" programme, interaction with FIDE, government bodies and sponsors.

The same issues were discussed at the meetings with NOC President of Costa Rica, Mr. Henry NUNEZ and Minister of Sports Mrs. Giselle GOYENAGA. Mr. Nunez has expressed the willingness to support the adoption of chess into Olympic Games. Minister of Sports said that in March 2011 a new stadium will be commissioned and the Chess Federation of Costa Rica will get there the premises at its disposal and invited FIDE President  to take part in the Opening Ceremony.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Continental President for Americas Jorge Vega, Zonal President Eric Hernandez and Consul of the Russian Embassy Tatiana Tarasova met with representatives of local media and visited national chess championship among women.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov with the President of Panama CF Alhan CARRERA and General Secretary of Panama CF Jose Carrillo PUYOL

With President of Guatemala Chess Federation Oscar FIGUEROA

With 2.3 Zonal President Erick HERNANDEZ

With NOC President of Costa Rica Henry NUNEZ

With Minister of Sports of Costa Rica Giselle GOYENAGA

From left to right: Treasure of Costa Rica CF Ernesto Dirzan ALVARADO, FIDE President and FIDE Delegate of Costa Rica CF Mauricio CASTRO

Press Conference


San Jose



FIDE President visited the National chess championship among women

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