“Congratulations to Sergei on his election as president of the Moscow Region Chess Federation. It is good that you have: knowledge of the subject, motivation, time and energy for the development of chess life in the region. I will be happy to help the Federation in the cause to which I have dedicated most of my life: the mission of coaching. Also, the creation and development of a professional center for the sports training of athletes. The search and development of young talents in the region who, with good preparation, will be able to join the Russian team. Many talented coaches are concentrated in the Moscow region, I will be delighted with our interaction and the transfer of my coaching experience, ”Potkin said in a personal conversation with Sovetsky Sport correspondent Daria Savinova.
On Saturday, February 25, the election of the head of the Moscow Region Chess Federation took place. Grandmaster Sergei Karyakin was unanimously elected to the post of President of the Moscow Region Chess Federation. Vladimir Potkin, Oleg Anikanov and Albert Minnulin became vice presidents.