A true chess legend, the twelfth World Champion Anatoly Karpov delivered a lecture and played a simul against a dozen of talented young players. The event was held in Moscow in Chess Parlor named after a renowned arbiter Vladimir Dvorkovich.
Anatoly Karpov: “I congratulate everyone on International Chess Day, which we have celebrated since 1966. On 12 December 2019, the General Assembly proclaimed 20 July as World Chess Day to mark the date of the establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). I am glad that this master-class to young players, held in Dvorkovich Parlor where children pursue chess under the guidance of excellent coaches GM Sergey Dolmatov and Mikhail Klichev, became a part of our chess festivities. Chess prepares younger generations for successful work in various spheres as a personality develops along three avenues: science, art, and sport.”
The event was honored by FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich who greeted young players and wished them memorable chess battles and spectacular victories.
On the occasion of International Chess Day, young players received souvenir balls signed by Anatoly Karpov and Arkady Dvorkovich.