The third stage of Grand-prix FIDE among women has been opened in Nalchik
Saturday, 08 October 2011
The third stage of grand-prix FIDE among women took the start in Russian
town Nalchik. On Saturday evening in hotel “Sindika” the ceremony of
solemn opening and the draw of the tournament took place.
The president of Kabardino-Balkarian republic Arsen Kanokov warmly
greeted the guests. “Big chess tournaments, which are held in Nalchik,
have favorable influence on the image of Kabardino-Balkaria and all the
North Caucasus; – he said – Each year we look forward to these
measurements and we want the tradition of their holding in our republic
to be continued. Besides, we discussed with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov the
possibility of including chess to the system of school education.”
The president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov pointed out that during these
years Nalchik has become the world chess center. Also the ground of
Kabardino-Balkaria turned out to be lucky for Russian female chess
players. In 2008 in Nalchik after the 20 years break Alexandra
Kosteniuk won world chess crown for Russia, becoming the winner of the
world chess championship. And last year Tatiana Kosintseva was the
winner of grand-prix stage. In Kabardino-Balkaria its own champions have
already appeared, and after including chess as the extra curriculum
subject in schools program of the republic there will be even more of
them. After that he declared the tournament to be opened.
The playing days will be from 9-12, 14-17, 19-21 of October. The rounds will start at 15.00 Moscow time.
We remind that Nalchik hosts big chess tournaments for the fourth time.
The woman world championship, male and female stages of Grand-prix were
Please, follow the pictorial report.