FIDE president offers to hold chess game in Artsakh

FIDE president offers to hold chess game in Artsakh

PanARMENIAN.Net - President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has offered to hold a chess game in Nagorno Karabakh.

“There is a high wall at Arab-Israeli border. I propose to place thousands of chess tables and hold a children’s chess game at the still-unfinished section of the construction. I’ve already discussed the issue with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Israeli leadership doesn’t oppose, either. A similar game might be hold in Nagorno Karabakh, with Armenian and Azerbaijani children participating. Chess games perform a peacekeeping mission,” itogi.ru quoted Ilyumzhinov as saying.

 Top stories
It is said Thomas Tuchel's side would rather keep Mkhitaryan for the 2016/17 campaign, even if he fails to extend his contract.
"We have a good connection and I'm very happy that I have the chance to work with him," Mkhitaryan said about Thomas Tuchel.
Reaching the final at the 2016 European Sambo Championships, Mkhitaryan defeated Russia’s Artush Arsyan to win a gold medal.
The Armenian playmaker had a hand in all three goals as BVB overcame VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 31, scoring one himself.
Partner news