Each year on July 20 the International Day of chess is celebrated all over the world. Chess – the only sport that has its own holiday. The Celebration day was approved by FIDE in 1966.
On 19 July this year within the framework of the action “Traditional Chess” the tournament dedicated to the International Day of chess was organized by the Kalmyk Chess Federation in collaboration with the Elista branch of the All-Russia party “United Russia”.
The annual competitions were raised to new levels: 229 participants fought at the chessboards. That is an absolute record for national competitions in the Republic! Moreover, the tournament was held in the heart of Elista – in the cultural complex «Pagoda of seven days».
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