Gaguik Oganessian

June 29th 2015

To the Armenian Chess Federation

On behalf of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and me personally, please convey our deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of a renowned journalist and an outstanding person Gaguik Oganessian.
As General Secretary of the Armenian Chess Federation, editor-in-chief of ‘Chess Armenia” magazine, a winner of the Chess Oscar, he has contributed substantially to the popularisation of our game. A true creative mind, Gaguik Oganessian has been a top professional, with deep knowledge of all minutae of chess and journalism. The entire chess community and an army of chess fans, all those who respected the talent of Gaguik Oganessian share our sadness now. He is no more with us, however his vast heritage is, in his books, his articles and essays, these will be read by hundreds of thousands of those who love chess.
Gaguik Oganessian will remain in our hearts and memory as a personification of style, wisdom, talent and top professionalism.

Mourning with his family.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
FIDE President

Condolences to the Armenian Chess Federation (RUS)

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE