(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
SHUSHA, Azerbaijan, September 24. Chess is very
well developed in Azerbaijan, Georgian chess player Nona
Gaprindashvili, who took part in the international chess tournament
'Shusha Chess 2022' on September 21-24 in the city of Shusha, told
reporters, Trend reports.
'I am leaving Shusha in a good mood. When I take part in
tournaments, I relax, gain positive emotions and this prolongs my
life. It is very beautiful here, a good audience, it seems to me
that this is enough for holding tournaments. I really liked the
opening and closing of the tournament, everything was at the
highest level. I will continue to take part in chess tournaments
organized by Azerbaijan,' she said.
Gaprindashvili stressed that she had been to Azerbaijan many
'I was here as a chess player and was even invited as a guest. I
played against an Azerbaijani chess player. It should be noted that
Azerbaijani male chess players are very strong. This sport is well
developed in your country and I would like to wish success to women
chess players. Given that Azerbaijan has a strong confederation,
they will achieve this very quickly,' she added.
The tournament was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports
of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan
and the Shusha City State Reserve Department.
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