By Roy Lie Atjam
The Hague, on 19 November 2022, Dr Mayelinne De Lara of Diplomat Magazine welcomed the players from the diplomatic community, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international organizations in the Netherlands to participate in the 2022 Chess Tournament aiming to consolidate friendship and strengthen the solidarity among Diplomats.
Ambassador Adia Sakiqi of the Republic of Albania, Dean of the diplomatic Corps, graced the tournament with her presence.
The friendly tournament also attracted children as young as eight, Victor, Max, Philip and Aiko, a very hearting phenomenon.
Furthermore, the event listed players from Albania, Cuba, El Salvador, Russia, Senegal, Ukraine and the Netherlands.
After a series of matches during which the players made their best tactical moves, Stan Cortenbach of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who is affiliated with the Chess Club Docendo Discimus, emerged as the winner.
It has been really fun, players enjoyed the networking opportunity. In the end, the winners were given a trophy as a souvenir of the tournament.
Diplomat Magazine is looking forward to welcoming another inclusive and diverse group of participants next year, notably the younger ones.