Valentina Gunina's and Alexandra Kosteniuk's Batumi Success Was Celebrated in Moscow with a Grand Reception

Время публикации: 09.06.2012 14:41 | Последнее обновление: 09.06.2012 14:41

Valentina Gunina and Alexandra Kosteniuk, who returned to Moscow after the competitions in Batumi, were given a special reception in their honour in the Central Writers' House. The Blitz World Champion and the Rapid Vice-Champion were congratulated by the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Head of the Moscow Chess Federation (MCF) Vladimir Palikhata and by the first Deputy Head of Moscomsport (Moscow Sport Committee) Nikolai Gulyayev.

According to the site, the chess players were promised help with organising training opportunities and expenses for major tournaments.

Vladimir Palikhata is putting the crown on Gunina, which she's already tried on in Batumi

 Valentina Gunina was born one year after the speed skater Nikolai Gulyayev won gold in the Olympics.


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