In response to the congratulatory letters and telegrams from World Champions Boris Spassky, Anatoly Karpov, and Vladimir Kramnik, published on the RCF website, the 15th Women’s World Champion Mariya Muzychuk sent her open letter of gratitude to the Russian Chess Federation.

Dear Boris Vassilyevich, Anatoly Evgenyevich, and Vladimir Borisovich!

Many thanks for your congratulations and warm words! For me this is a great honor to hear from you, for you like no one else know the cost of such victory.

My generation grew up on your books. Many of your games are included into the collections of chess masterpieces we studied in detail. You will always be a perfect example of true devotion to chess. This is why your congratulations are so valuable for me.

Once again many thanks for finding time to congratulate me with the most important achievement of my chess career.

Mariya Muzychuk
Women’s World Champion

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