On a visit to Alexander Lyubimov, the president of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the president of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Makarov.
The main theme of the conversation is the reconciliation of the two pillars of Russian chess.
The first act.
Comments on the appointment of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to the post of president of the International Chess Federation of FIDE in November 1995.
What is FIDE and how everything is arranged.
The life of the federation is on the brink of collapse and bankruptcy.
The nature of internal conflicts.
Evaluation of achievements and statements of Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.
The second act.
The relationship between professionals and amateurs: the breakdowns of certain matches and failed contracts.
Chess and politics, historical parallels.
Lack of state support and financing problems.
The third act.
Does the country need a chess business?
Organization of the chess Olympiad in Elista.
Tournament on fast chess "Kremlin stars" and its television broadcast.
Sponsorship and a new system of drawing at the World Championships.
The rules of the game in chess and politics.
In the final part of the program, guests answer questions from the audience.
Ilyumzhinov K.N. - Russian state and political figure, head of the Republic of Kalmykia (1993-2010), entrepreneur. Makarov A.M. - Candidate of Law, lawyer, TV presenter, public and political figure.