Welcome New Thailand Chess Association President Print
Friday, 16 March 2007 00:00
We welcome into the FIDE family the new president of the Thailand Chess Association, Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, former Minister of Foreign Affairs. The former Minister and his wife are chess players and had recently met the legendary Bobby Fischer while they were in Iceland. Dr Kantathi is particularly interested in using chess as a tool to help the development of the youth. He is keen to play a major role to further chess development in Thailand and the region. Read more/photo.

In photo are, seated from left, Maung Maung Lwin, President of the Myanmar Chess Federation, Mrs Sopawan, Vice-President of the Thailand Chess Association and wife of Dr Kantathi, Thailand Chess Association President Dr Kantathi Suphamongkhon and FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong. Standing behind are new members of the Board.

The dinner meeting took place recently in Bangkok at the invitation of the newly elected President of the Thailand Chess Association, Dr Kantathi, former Minister of Foreign Affairs. The former Minister and his wife are chessplayers and had recently met the legendary Bobby Fischer while they were in Iceland. Dr Kantathi is particularly interested in using chess as a tool to help the development of the youth. He is keen to play a major role to further chess development in Thailand and the region. He has asked General Secretary Ignatius Leong to help develop chess in schools and a training programme in Thailand. Dr Kantathi extended an invitation to the FIDE President to visit Thailand in the coming months.
 
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