FIDE Presidential candidate Arkday Dvorkovich paid a surprise visit to Kisumu this week.
Mr Dvorkovich is on a whirlwind tour around the world drumming up support for his FIDE Presidential bid.
He took time to present his strategy to the Chess Kenya committee. He at the same time visited the venue for the ongoing AYCC. The African Youth Chess Championship which started on 12th and runs to 18th August 2018. The venue for the well attended event is the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel.
Lewis Ncube who is the President of the African Chess Confederation was also present.
170 children are taking part in this prestigious event from 12 countries. The 10th edition of this event has attracted players from Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Namibia, South Africa. Other countries are Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and host Kenya.
More info on the 2018 AYCC can be found here – 2018 AYCC.
Arkady has an impressive career and includes being Russian Deputy Prime Minister for about 6 years until May 2018.
He has also served as the Chairman of the local organizing committee for the FIFA World Cup-2018.
Arkady’s campaign website can be found here FIDE 2018.
Arkady flew in from Sharjah, UAE and his next stop was Malaysia.
The FIDE Presidential elections are set for 3rd October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia. GM Nigel Short and Georgios Makropoulos are the other candidates.