On August 2, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba attended the opening of the XVI International Chess Festival “Abkhazia Open 2019”.
As part of the festival, three competitions took place: “Gudauta Open”, “Sukhum Open” and “Gagra Open”. Raul Khadzhimba congratulated the winners of the competition “Gudauta Open”. Up to 500 chess players participated in the “Abkhazia Open” in 2019. Chess players from many regions of the Russian Federation also participate in the competitions.