Letter of Condolences from President of FIDE

22nd Oct 2018 General


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Moscow, 22 October 2018

Our chess family has lost today one of its most prominent members, FIDE Honorary member Mr. Dato Tan Chin Nam who has been one of the initiators of several important chess projects including the start of the World Rapid championships and Malaysian Chess Festival.

Mr. Tan’s contribution to the chess movement in Asia is also well-known to everyone who loves chess.

Everything he was doing, he did it with great talent and passion which we should always remember and follow in our actions.

On behalf of the FIDE presidential board I am expressing our deepest sympathy as we join his family in mourning.

Arkady Dvorkovich
FIDE President