The Rapid and Blitz World Championships Dates Have Moved: the Tournaments Are to Coincide With Nazarbayev's Birthday

Время публикации: 15.05.2012 14:00 | Последнее обновление: 15.05.2012 15:41

About a month ago, live on the Chess-News radio, Emil Sutovsky announced about approved regulations of the Rapid and Blitz World Championships in Astana (Kazakhstan). At the same time he named the dates to be from 24 June to 1 July. But now, new dates have appeared on the FIDE site: 1-10 July. Yesterday Sutovsky also confirmed the change of dates, live on our radio. According to the grandmaster, the organisers decided to coincide the tournaments with the birthday of their long-term leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. The President was born on 6 July and rules the country since 24 April 1990.


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