On 29 May in the demonstration zone of SportAccord Convention a chess presentation took place. Its main idea was to show to the guests and participants of the Convention how the most up-to-date technologies available to everyone can be used in the one of the more ancient of mankind’s games, and how chess can connect people regardless of their location, language skills and social status. GMs Nikita Vitiugov (ELO 2733) and Maksim Matlakov (ELO 2673) took part in the presentation. They played several blitz games. WGM Irina Sudakova and FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg were the commentators of the event.
FIDE expresses its sincere gratitude to the Chess Federation of Saint Petersburg and its Vice Presidents Messrs. Vladimir Bykov and Igor Blekhtsin for their active help in the organization of FIDE’s stand and presentation at the SportAccord Convention.
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