The world of chess and as well as the Georgian sports fans are well aware of how big contribution Maia Chiburdanidze did not only for Georgian, but also in the development of the world chess. She offered a new system called “Maia’s chess”.
“World Sport” interviewed Maia Chiburdanidze after the opening of the tournament.
-Mrs. Maia, from where came the idea of a new system, which you named Maia’s chess?
-Chess Federation’s President Gia Gorgadze contacted me and told to come up with the idea of something new.
-Have you made this idea alone?
- Yes, I did.
-How much time did it take?
- Approximately one month.
-What can you say about the second stage?
-The brilliant chess player Robert (Bobby) Fischer has developed this system in his time.
-You refused to open the star in the Tbilisi Chess Palace, will you agree to the recent proposal of the Sports Ministry?
-I do not like this idea. The stars are in the sky and not on the ground. Georgia is a country of vines and if the golden bunch opens instead of the star in honor of the famous people, only in this case I will agree to the proposal.