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One hundred percent readiness
August 27, 2008

Two days has left to the beginning of the long-awaited Womens World Chess Championship in Nalchik. Participants from Hungary and Bulgaria, the press-officer of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Peter Rajcsanyi has already come to Nalchik.

Banners with chess symbols and words of greeting meet the guests at the entrance to the town. The largest of them is hung on the facade of the Musical Theatre. Intour hotel Sindica will become a chess club for the period of carrying out of the championship.

The square in front of the hotel is decorated with the flags of the participating countries; a large poster with the Championship symbols and greetings meets the guests in the foyer. The hall of the restaurant is refitted as a chess playing ground. According to the rules of FIDE the floor is covered with carpets, the tables have been changed. They are arranged in a certain order. Electronic chess boards and plates with the names of participants as well as camera-recorders for live broadcasting have been set here. The restaurant has been moved to the terrace. The Press-Center of the Championship has also been equipped according to the requirements of the FIDE. It is situated in the small conference hall of the hotel.

The first game of the first round will take place on August 29 in the intour hotel Sindica. All the rest games of the Championship will also be played there. Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Russia Alexander Zhukov will have the honorary right of the first move. End of the final game and coronation of the 12th Chess Queen will be held in a ceremonial setting in the presence of a large audience and journalists.

The Press Service of the President and Government of KBR

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