Chess Tournament n.a. Vladimir Dvorkovich supported by «Charitable Foundation of Ivan Savvidi» has started

In the frameworks of the tournament was held Grand Prix stage of the Russian Cup for rapid chess.

95 chess players from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Tajikistan, Israel took part in this stage. At the same time children’s competition takes place in chess pavilion of City Park and students’ competition in Radiotechnical Institute.

On 18th of January took place ceremonial opening of the Russian Cup for classical chess n.a. «Memorial of Vladimir Dvorkovich». Competition includes 9 stages and will come to a close on 27th of January.

«Charitable Foundation of Ivan Savvidi» has been supporting chess in Russia for three years already. In his interview Ivan Savvidi mentioned: «Chess is an amazing, wonderful kind of sports that gives an opportunity to unlock intellectual potential. Reckoning and thinking person can see reality deeper and brighter than other people do. That is why he is always one step ahead. Today we see changes in every sphere of social life and it is an ability to take a correct view of perspectives, set the goal and estimate variants of achievement leads to success. Chess teach us all these things. »