Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE President, visits Khanty-Mansiysk Print
Saturday, 24 November 2018 08:07


On November 23, Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE President and Sergey Kosilov, Deputy Minister of Sports of Russian Federation paid an official visit to Khanty-Mansiysk. They attended chess events taking place in the city and visited several locations of UgraMegaSport.

Arkady Dvorkovich together with Valery Radchenko, Director of UgraMegaSport, and Yury Yuzhakov, Deputy Governor of Ugra, examined conditions of chess tournaments that were taking place during the Women’s World Championship.


The delegation observed the tournament that attracted more than 140 players, and then focused on the exhibition stand with children’s drawings on chess topics. After that the guests went to the Ugra Chess Academy for the Women’s World Championship Final between Ju Wenjun (China) and Kateryna Lagno (Russia).


After the tie-break the VIP guests went to the Museum of Nature and Human, where they participated in establishing a chess club under the project “Removing blank sports from Ugra chess map”. After the ceremony, the delegation members took part in an excursion and learned about the history and traditions of the Ugra land.

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