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DIPLOMAT MAGAZINE “For diplomats, by diplomats” Reaching out the world from the European Union First diplomatic publication based in The Netherlands. Founded by members of the diplomatic corps on June 19th, 2013. "Diplomat Magazine is inspiring diplomats, civil servants and academics to contribute to a free flow of ideas through an extremely rich diplomatic life, full of exclusive events and cultural exchanges, as well as by exposing profound ideas and political debates in our printed and online editions." Dr. Mayelinne De Lara, Publisher

By Roy Lie Atjam

The Hague, 20 November 2021 – To promote camaraderie and sports among the diplomatic corps and representatives of international organizations in the Netherlands, Diplomat Magazine hosted a chess tournament at Leonardo Royal Hotel The Hague. The event listed players from, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Italy, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Part of the participants with the unbeaten winner winner Tom Vandecasteele.

Chess is a unique game, scientific study and research have proven the academic and social benefits of chess on humans.

Before the games started, Dr Mayelinne De Lara of Diplomat magazine, welcomed all players. Stressing the importance of sports, De Lara encouraged everyone to support and join the chess tournament. The tournament was the idea of Dr Stanislav Vassilevsky, Deputy Head of Mission of Belarus who is a talented amateur player.

Dr Stanislav Vassilevsky, Deputy Head of Mission of Belarus.

After a series of matches during which the players made their best tactical moves, Mr Tom Vandecasteele spouse of the Ambassador of Albania emerged as the unbeaten winner.

The players enjoyed the networking opportunity. Diplomat magazine and Leonardo Royal Hotel offered beverages and sandwiches as a token of courtesy.

Diplomat Magazine envisages organizing the next chess tournament on Saturday 19 November 2022.

Slava Kriger, Second Secretary, Embassy of Russia and H.E. Mr. Andrea Perugini Former Ambassador of Italy / Chairman of Art Society The Hague
I Chess Tournament for Diplomats in The Hague.
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