Vladislav Tkachev Beat Ilyumzhinov Blindfolded, Jakovenko and Grischuk Drew Super Blitz Match (AUDIO in Russian)

Время публикации: 04.04.2012 01:47 | Последнее обновление: 04.04.2012 01:47

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Shortly after signing the agreements in Baku on cooperation of Azerbaijan Chess Federation and oil company SOCAR, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Andrew Paulson attended an unusual event which took place in Moscow's Central House of Literature (CHL). The event was announced as "Chess evening".

"Chess evenings were held in CHL from 1974 to 1991 and writers, physicists and mathematicians were among its participants. They went in a warm friendly atmosphere. " - cited stadium.ru Viktoria Korol, the President of the fund Heritage ("Nasledie") and the Chairman of the organizing committee of the mentioned event. 

Now  "writers, physicists and mathematicians", apart from Ilyumzhinov and Paulson, were replaced by Dvorkovich, State Duma deputies Alexey Mitrofanov and Stanislav Govorukhin, another deputy , former hockey player Vladislav Tretyak and the first and last President of Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. 

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov playing an interesting position

A welcome speech of Arkady Dvorkovich, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation 

Chess evenings are revived

Anyways, chess players still were the main characters of the evening. Vladislav Tkachev held a blindfold simutaneous exhibition. Among his opponents were Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Mitrofanov and a five-year-old great grandson of the famous journalist Henrik Borovik. Grandmaster had 50 minutes for all of the games, while his rivals had only 5 minutes each. Elegant Tkachev defeated all of his rivals. 

After a musical pause, Alexander Grischuk and Dmitry Jakovenko played a four-game match (Super blitz of 2 minutes format). Grandmasters exchanged victories finishing the match peacefully. 

Our correspondent Elena Klimets who has also visited the event talked to the European Champion after the match. You can listen to the record in the audio player (in Russian). 


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