Dear participants of the World Women’s Chess Championship!
Let me express my warmest and hearty congratulations on the
beginning of the match for the world chess crown!
This championship will present masterly and uncompromising
duels between the best women chess players of the Universe.
Attention of professionals and admirers of this ancient
intellectual game which combines the elements of sport, science, and art will
be compelled these days to the city of Nalchik, the capital of
It is most gratifying that such a grand chess competition
will be held in Russia, the country with rich chess traditions.
I am sure that the Championship will become a true festival
for all admirers of Caissa and give us many vivid and exciting moments of noble
rivalry of the best and the most talented women chess players of the world.
I am confident that the most deserving challenger will win
the chess crown.
I wish you good luck, perseverance and steadfast will to
President of Republic of Kalmykia
President of FIDE