Press release

RCF launches major children’s programme as part of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match

A special programme for young chess players begins on 14 May at the FIDE world chess championship title match. Two groups of children are arriving in Moscow from the Far East and the Siberian Federal District.

This programme has been developed by the Russian Chess Federation in conjunction with the State Tretyakov Gallery with support from the Ladoga charitable foundation. More than 200 talented children will visit Moscow over the coming days. The young chess players will get a unique opportunity to attend the match and to listen to talks by well known grandmasters and the best Russian mentors: coaches and members of Russian national teams and former world chess champions.

Famous chess players, including the twelfth world champion Anatoly Karpov, the thirteenth world champion Garry Kasparov and the World Chess Cup holder Peter Svidler, will hold master classes and analyse world championship games, and will also give several simultaneous chess displays. These displays will take place in the Chess Corner which has been set up for the duration of the world championship in the inner courtyard of the Engineering Building at the Tretyakov Gallery.

An interesting cultural programme has also been planned: talks by art experts and special tours of the State Tretyakov Gallery will be organised for each group of children.

The FIDE World Chess Championship match between the world champion Viswanathan Anand (India) and the challenger Boris Gelfand (Israel) will take place from 10 to 31 May 2012 in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Chess championship match will be taking place in one of the world’s biggest museums for the first time. Organisers of the match are FIDE (the World Chess Federation) and the RCF (the Russian Chess Federation). Initiator of the idea of holding the match in Moscow and its sponsor is the Russian entrepreneur Andrei Filatov (joint owner of the N-Trans Group). Other sponsors of the contest include businessman Gennady Timchenko and the Ladoga charitable foundation, and also the NVisionGroup, Novatek and Almaz-Antei companies.

Contact information for journalists:
Mark Glukhovsky
Press Attaché for the Russian Chess Federation
at the World Championship Match

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