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Saturday, July 20, 2013

9th Women's World Chess Champion Initiative: Zhu Chen Chess Academy Founation Laid in China

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

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Fide President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov participated in a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the Zhu Chen Chess Academy in Lucheng of Wenzhou, China on July 17. This is the first chess academy set up by an individual in China. The 9th Women's World Chess Champion Zhu Chen - married to one of Qatar's strongest Grandmasters, Mohammad Al-Modiahki, has come up with this special project. The formal part of the ceremony was held in the premises of a primary school. Special guests also included Chinese Grandmasters Ye Jiangchuan and Xie Jun who also put up a simul show with 50 boards. (Fide report)

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