The head of the International chess Federation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, invited the elected President of the USA of Donald trump to make the first move in the match for the title of world chess champion between Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, which will be held from 11 to 30 November in new York.
“I just sent a telegram to Donald Trump in which he congratulated him on elections of the President of the United States. I also invited trump on November 11 the opening of the world chess championship among men in new York to make the first move in this match,” said Ilyumzhinov , “Interfax”.
From Ilyumzhinov got a job for the current President Barack Obama. The head of FIDE invites him to popularize chess in the programme Chess in schools after the expiration of presidential powers.
“As for the other VIP guests, bounce until we get. I specifically arranged this match for the elections – all the elites are there in new York. So they will be easier to attend the match, after the presidential elections,” – said Ilyumzhinov in interview “R-Sport”.
The head of FIDE for the first time in history risks missing the Grand opening match for the world chess crown. Ilyumzhinov came under us sanctions and banned entry to the territory of the United States.
Although the official did not lose hope on getting admission in the USA, he has a backup option, allowing you to save face in this situation. He will open the championship match on Skype.
Earlier, the head of FIDE wrote a letter to Barack Obama with a request to allow him to U.S. jurisdiction to challenge the decision on imposing sanctionsto achieve their withdrawal and an apology and compensation for moral damages.
While Ilyumzhinov is ready to obtain U.S. citizenship, as foreign citizens are allowed to sue the U.S. government.