Candidates' Opened at "Chess Mecca"

Время публикации: 12.03.2014 20:59 | Последнее обновление: 13.03.2014 01:26

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will pray chess crown to get back to Russia

The Candidates' tournament has been opened in Khanty-Mansiysk. FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Natalia Komarova, Ugra's governor, welcomed participants with speeches.

"We already hold in Khanty-Mansiysk all the possible competitions," Ilyumzhinov smiled. "Now we held Candidates' here, Khanty-Mansiysk is a recognized Mecca of chess. I would like to note that special people live here - they all love chess. Now there's only world title match left to be held here."

At the press-conference Ilyumzhiov shared the same thought in different words: "We will pray the chess crown to get back to Russia. Especially that there are four Russian participants in Candidates'..."  

Soon we will offer you Evgeny Surov's photo report from the spot.
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