Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Opened the Chess Academy in Tbilisi

Время публикации: 25.07.2013 00:56 | Последнее обновление: 25.07.2013 09:35

A solemn opening ceremony of the International Chess Academy was held in Tbilisi Chess Palace today. Especially for this cause the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived to Georgian capital. 

The distinguished guest was welcomed traditionally in a big Georgian way. On the photo: Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the most titled Georgian chess player, founder of the academy and currently First Deputy Minister of Sports and Youth of Georgia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, legendary world champion Nona Gaprindashvili and the President of the Georgian Chess Federation Gia Giorgadze.

The Special Assistant to FIDE President Berik Balgabayev makes a photo for Twitter.

Тhe Tbilisi Chess Palace is located in a nice park "Vera." 

Another legendary world champion Maia Chiburdanidze also attended the ceremony.

The academy was founded back in 2006, however, it stopped all activities due to financial difficulties. This year the Prime-Minister of Georgia and the richest Georgian Bidzina Ivanishvii deposited a considerable sum for its restoration. On this occasion, the event was attended by David Saganelidze, one of the leaders of the ruling party "Georgian Dream".    

Another game-coalition against Maia Chiburdanidze.

This photo deserves on special attention because you can see the author of all other photos from Tbilisi in this report - Goga Chanadiri.

The next day Bidzina Ivanishvili welcomed Ilyumzhinov, Azmaiparashvili and Giorgadze in his residence. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Sports and Youth of Georgia Levan Kipiani. The potential of chess development in the country as well as the possibility of holding the top-events was discussed during the meeting. 

Photos from Ureki by Berik Balgabaev


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