Posts Tagged ‘Chess in schools’

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Azerbaijan on a working visit

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Yesterday the 1st President of the Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Azerbaijan on a working visit, where in Baku he met with H.E. Ilham Aliyev, president of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the meeting, the issues of chess development, in particular the realisation of the Azerbaijan government programme for chess development in 2009-2014, were discussed.

Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov stated that this programme is a good model of the proper government attitude to chess development for other countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Geo Social Games, Olympic and chess world

Geo Social Games Former President of the Republic of Kalmykia and President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, where he had working meetings with the Minister for Family, Youth and Sports of Ukraine Mr Ravil Safiullin and the leadership of the Ukrainian Chess Federation.

At the meetings the issues of mutual cooperation including a bill for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “On the support of Chess in the Ukraine”, as well as the implementation of Chess in Schools programme and a possibility of holding the top FIDE events such as World Chess Cup and Chess Olympiad in the country were discussed.

In Kiev Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with a legendary sportsman Valery Borzov, IOC member since 1984, President of the Ukrainian NOC Read the rest of this entry »

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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Legendary billioner Kirsan Ilyumzhinov from Kalmykia.

Kirsan Nikolayevich Ilyumzhinov (Russian: Кирсан Николаевич Илюмжинов) was born on the 5th of April 1962 in Elista, the capital of the Kalmykia
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I visited one of the most improbable places on Earth, the little-known Republic of Kalmykia

Republic of Kalmykia Tomas Van Houtryve about Kalmykia. Russian version

Earlier this year, I visited one of the most improbable places on Earth, the little-known Republic of Kalmykia.

Located on the arid steppe south of Volgograd, Kalmykia is Europe’s only Buddhist republic.

It also bills itself as a Mecca for chess players. It is the headquarters of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), and a suburb has been built near the capital, Elista, expressly for holding tournaments and offering vacation homes to former champions. The game is mandatory for all Kalmyk school children. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalmykia’s outgoing Ilyumzhinov to focus on three social and charity projects

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Moscow, September 8 (Itar-Tass) – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, when he steps down as head of the republic of Kalmykia, will remain in the republic to focus on three social and charity projects.

“I was born in Kalmykia, I have worked here, and I am not going to leave, I’m staying in the republic to focus on three projects,” he told a news conference on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Head of Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at the Umada Cup 2010 in Trinidad and Tobago

UMADA Cup On August 15-16, Head of Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Trinidad and Tobago where he participated in the opening ceremony of the 1st Caribbean Cup – UMADA Cup.

The idea to hold such tournament was born two months ago during FIDE President’s visit to Cuba at the closing ceremony of Capablanca Memorial.

And now more than 100 chess players from 15 countries Read the rest of this entry »

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FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov offered a horse as a gift to Alexandra Kosteniuk for her win at the recent world championship

Кирсан Илюмжинов Women World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk was the guest of honor in Elista, Republic of Kalmykia, Russia in December 2008.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov offered a horse as a gift to Alexandra Kosteniuk for her win at the recent world championship.

Women World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk also gave several simuls, including to the School of Iki-Chonos. Read the rest of this entry »

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World chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk visited Kalmykia

World chess champion in Elista, Kalmykia World chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk visited Kalmykia [ De | Ru | Es ]

At the invitation of the President of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, from 11 to 13 December Kalmyk Republic visited the world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, reports KalmykiaNews.

During his visit to the Buddhist republic the world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, met with the students of the Chess Academy of Elista.

World chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk gave two simultaneous display and gave a master class in the Kalmyk National Gymnasium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chess is a required subject for all children in Kalmykia

Chess in schools Chess is a required subject for all children in Kalmykia, a Buddhist region whose authoritarian president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, also happens to be the president of FIDE.

For years Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been trying to make chess more appealing to television audiences by expediting the matches and encouraging running commentary. He even pushed successfully for mandatory drug testing for chess players Read the rest of this entry »

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