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ECU PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES CARLSEN AND KARJAKIN

The ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili sent letters of congratulations to Mr. Morten Madsen, President of the Norway Chess Federation and Mr. Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation.

Zurab-Azmaiparashvili

We herein enclose the entire body of the letters.

Dear Mr. Madsen,

I would like to congratulate Magnus Carlsen and his team as well the Executives and Members of the Norway Chess federation on your victory in the World Championship Match in New York.

Magnus Carlsen and Norway are very deserving to retain the World Championship title. Despite the many challenges he faced during the match he was able to stay focused and ably defend his title.

Again congratulations, I’m sure that all in Norway you are relieved and pleased, as you sure should be.

Wishing you the best,

Zurab Azmaiparashvili

European Chess Union President

Carlsen vs Karjakin

Dear Andrey,

I would like to congratulate Sergey Karjakin and his team for his outstanding performance and fair play in the World Championship Match in New York.

Sergey Karjakin deserves great appreciations for his hard work proving his capabilities and his prosperous chess future.

Russia is the birthplace for the most of the World Champions and we are sure that, in the near future, Sergey Karjakin will be one of them with the support of the Russian Chess Federation.

Wishing you the best,

Zurab Azmaiparashvili

European Chess Union President

Letter to Norway CF

Letter to Russian CF

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