Hungary could host chess Olympiad, says FIDE president
Budapest (MTI) – Hungary is a suitable country for hosting a chess world cup or even the Chess Olympiad, President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said.
Ilyumzhinov, the former President of the Republic of Kalmykia in the Russian Federation who arrived in Budapest late on Wednesday, visited the Hungarian federation to meet international grandmaster Judit Polgar, Hungary’s FIDE delegate Gusztav Font and general-secretary Attila Meszaros of the Hungarian federation.
Ilyumzhinov praised Hungary for hosting the U16 chess Olympiad in Gyor last December and encouraged Hungarians to organise more tournaments.
He also highlighted Polgar’s efforts to promote chess in schools and called her unique training programme very valuable and important, attracting the interest of several countries in the world.