Gaddafi plays chess with International Chess Federation (FIDE) president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (Video)

By on Jun 13, 2011 in Africa, International, Politics Comments

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi played chess with the president of International Chess Federation on Sunday, June 12, 2011, as shown in the video below.

Muammar Gaddafi playing chess with FIDE
president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (June 12, 2011)

Image Credit: TheEmbatna/YouTube

According to international news sites that day, Libyan TV showed Gaddafi playing chess with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of FIDE (International Chess Federation) or World Chess Federation in Tripoli.

Gaddafi, wearing his signature sunglasses and brown costume, is also being seen watching news on TV while playing chess with Ilyumzhinov, as their meeting was said to have lasted for around 2 hours.

Ilyumzhinov, also a noted politician and businessman, told reports that Gaddafi has no plans to leave the country despite continuous protests, noting that Libya is his motherland.

Nevertheless, it was not known as to where the two played chess and how many games they played but reports said it was witnessed by Gaddafi’s eldest son Muhammad.

Gaddafi, playing chess with International Chess Federation (FIDE) president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Video Credit: TheEmbatna/YouTube

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