World chess champion Magnus Carlsen and 5 school children from the Azerbaijani community of Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region have held chess for peace match in the Shamkir District, western bureau of ONA reports.
Before the match, the community members visited the statue of Heydar Aliyev in Shamkir and laid flowers at the monument.
Then, the match started in the Heydar Aliyev Center.
As part of the event, the leadership of the community’s board briefed Magnus Carlsen about the chess schools that used to operate in Nagorno-Karabakh. They noted that the chess schools in Kalbajar, Shusha and other occupied Azerbaijani lands were razed to the ground by Armenians. Carlsen viewed with regret the photos of those schools before and after the occupation.