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The first participants of the World Chess Cup 2011 arrived in Khanty-Mansiysk

Three chess players and FIDE technical support have arrived in the airport of the Ugorian capital last night on the 24th of August.

The Turkish Grandmaster Esen Baris  as well as Spanish chess players Francisco Valejo Pons  and Ivan Salgado Lopez are already preparing for the tournament.

Other participants of the tournament will be arriving in Khanty-Mansiysk from 25 to 27 August 2011.

Let us remind you that the World Chess Cup 2011 will be hosted by the capital of Ugra from 27 August till 20 September. 128 sportsmen from 46 countries of the world will participate in it. The Opening Ceremony will take place in «UGRA Classique» at 8 p.m. on August 27.


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