Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The President's Cup

Azerbaijan Chess Federation is organizing yet another chess festival devoted to the birthday of the national leader Heydar Aliyev. The main event is a rapid chess match between Azerbaijan and the World (dates 7-9th May). Participation of the current World Champion and his predecessor, Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik, certainly makes it very interesting for chess fans.

Earlier today, Azerisport announced that National Olympic Committee has signed a protocol of state support for chess in the next five years. Previously football was the only sport to enjoy this privilege.

Interview with Vladimir Kramnik on, with translated parts on Chessdom.

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