Mintimer Shaimiev: “I think chess tournament was the best”

15 July 2013, Monday

On July 15 Tatarstan State Counsellor, Senior Advisor to the President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Mintimer Shaimiev took part in awarding ceremony of the chess tournament winners within the framework of 27th World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan.

President of Tatarstan Chess Federation Gennady Zakharov and Mintimer Shaimiev watched the last game between Wesley So (Philippines) and Zaven Andriasyan (Armenia) with great interest.

Mintimer Shaimiev presented gold medal to the winner, chess player from Philippines. Silver medal was presented to Zaven Andriasyan from Armenia and bronze medal – to Li Chao B from China.

In women’s individual championship Zhao Xue from China won gold medal, Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi won silver and bronze medals.

In group championship the first was Chinese team, the second - Russian team, the third – Polish team.

Chess competitions were held in Equestrian Sports Complex “Kazan”.
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