Kiev. «Аdvanced chess» - a presentation of Beauty and Intelligence



On 2 April, in the conference hall of the «Radisson Blu» Hotel, a game of «advanced» chess  took place, between women's world champion, IM Anna Ushenina, and the head of the "Chidren's Chess" fund, WIM Olena Boytsun. The match was played at a time control of 30 minutes + 5seconds per move increment, under the supervision of international arbiter Oleg Tovchig. 

The FIDE President, at the closing ceremony of the Candidates tournament, had offered words of greeting to the contestant, which were relayed via Skype from London. «Thanks to the organisers of this match, – he said to the head of the federation. "It should become a great advert for our game". Illumzhinov pointed out that "If people used to say that Ukraine had the most beautiful women on the planet, then now it can be said also that after Anna's victory and that of her team, that the whole planet now knows that Ukraine also has the most intelligent women!".   

To everyone's delight, the game ended in a draw.

Photo: Anatoly Yavorsky