Friday, 31. March 2017
A press conference was held in Split by Garry Kasparov and the mayor of Crikvenica and chess FIDE master Damir Rukavina
Klarić, Kasparov, Rukavina and the translator
They announced that Kasparov will open cultural centre “Stara Škola” (“Old School”) in August in Crikvenica where future chess competitions will be held. It will begin with an international youth festival, which Kasparov Chess Foundation and Chess club e4, traditionally hold every August.
In addition, Garry Kasparov will play a simultaneous exhibition. This year the city of Crikvenica and Chess Foundation Garry Kasparov Adriatic will start chess training of youth from Crikvenica and surrounding areas. Training will take place within primary schools, chess clubs and in organised camps.
National Television HRT Dnevnik2:
Novi list from Rijeka dedicated special attention to the announcement of chess events in Crikvenica:
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