6 October 2017

A Star in Sirius

Photo spread from Sergey Karjakin’s visit to the Educational Center in Sochi

While on a visit to the Educational Center Sirius in Sochi, Sergey Karjakin had a meeting with the Center’s head Elena Shmeleva, deputy head Alexey Zavarzin and the sports department director Dmitry Savin.

Then the grandmaster was shown a new chess classroom to get in touch with the participants of the educational sports shift and the coaching staff.

"It was a great pleasure to meet children in the Sirius Center," TASS quotes Karjakin as saying. "We analyzed my victory over Carlsen in game eight of the World Championship in New York, and I answered children’s questions, playing a few blitz games to wrap up the event. I hope similar meetings in future will serve as impetus for the children to make new achievements. Sirius is awesome to provide children with all necessary prerequisites for this. I also congratulate the Sirius’s director, Elena Shmeleva, on her birthday. She is on duty even on a day like this".

Information and pictures by Dmitry Savin