On March 1, 2018 an annual international chess blitz tournament for the Cup of “REGION” Group of Companies was held in “Kosmos” hotel, which traditionally gathered the best players from all over the world. The stars of the world blitz Sergey Karyakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Shahriyar Mamedyarov, Vladislav Artemyev, Dmitry Andreikin, Ian Nepomnyashchiy, Daniil Dubov, Boris Gelfand, Anton Korobov and other titled chess players took part in the tournament this year. In total, more than two hundred people from 28 countries took part in the tournament. “REGION” Group of Companies celebrated the end of this event in an informal atmosphere, inviting star-studded chess players Anatoly Karpov, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karyakin and fans of the game for a friendly dinner to its office in the center of Moscow on March 6, 2018. Among the fans there were the owners and partners of the “REGION” Group of Companies, its staff, as well as the writer, president of the Strategic Initiatives Foundation Sergey Filatov, executive director of the Chess Federations Association, adviser to the president of the Russian Chess Federation Alexander Bakh, general directorate of the RAS Institute for Economic Strategies Alexander Ageev, who immediately joined to conducting this holiday of intelligence. Putting questions to eminent guests, he masterfully built an intellectual blitz interview in sequence, which allowed to compare opinions of representatives of different generations of the Russian chess school – the honored master Anatoly Karpov and the youth representative Sergei Karyakin, as well as to draw parallels with the views of the foreign colleague Viswanathan Anand.