Incumbent FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has made a bid of $10 million to purchase the land at 45 Park Place, New York to build an "International Chess Center".
This address is the site of the proposed Islamic community centre and mosque which has proved so controversial in the US due to its proximity to Ground Zero - the former site of the World Trade Center, destroyed by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Chess Center at ground zero, instead of Islamic center?
Maybe this is a workable compromise, maybe it's just a gambit:
at 11:45 PM