Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Wants to Bring Together Countries on the Chess Board: "Ukraine Against Russia, Armenia Against Azerbaijan..."

Время публикации: 14.11.2012 21:16 | Последнее обновление: 14.11.2012 22:17

The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told about his new idea of bringing together the countries on chess boards during the interview given to the official website of the Women's World Championship:

"My new idea is to organize matches between countries! For example, Ukraine against Russia, Armenia against Azerbaijan, Russia against USA… The real time games with the moves selected by sms voting. One could say such matches will determine the IQ of nations! This is another incentive for country presidents to introduce chess at schools.

However, when I begin discussing this project with national leaders, they sometimes back off. One president asked me: “So, if we lose this, we would be officially dumber than the other country?” We began the experiment in Ukraine, organized five matches between the regions. Next week I will visit Belarus, and perhaps we’ll work out something with President Lukashenko..."


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