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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A super chess-motif opening ceremony planned at Aug 27-Sept 20 World Cup of Chess 2011

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Hi everyone,

The Opening Ceremony of the FIDE World Cup 2011 will take place in the Cultural Centre 'Ugra-classic' August 27.

According to the official press release for the event, all guests of the Opening Ceremony will witness the bright and spectacular event. The ornamental column with historic personages, show of chess games played by the young Ugra chess players and models wearing the fashion collection devoted to the World Chess Olympiad designed by Elena Skakun — is all going to wow visitors.

The Opening Ceremony program will also showcase 'Ugra is the chess capital' performance by famous art group. The Ugra Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Boris Nodelman, will perform select pieces composed by the classical masters Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart.

The World Cup of Chess is starting from August 27 to September 20, 2011 in Khanty-Mansiysk wit 128 players. Here is the official website.

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  • At August 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Akopian to miss World Cup.

    GM Vladimir Akopian, unfortunately, will not be able to participate in the World Chess Cup which is set to start in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on August 28, 2011.

    Several days ago Akopian stumbled unluckily and broke his leg. After the surgery the doctors have recommended the Grandmaster not to travel for several weeks.

    Akopian was paired against the Indian hope Parimarjan Negi in the first round. Thus, only two players will represent Armenia at the World Cup – Sergei Movsesian and Arman Pashikian.


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