Campfire Chess joins the millions of people worldwide mourning last night’s tragedy in Paris. Violence will never put an end to violence. I pray this morning for the health and safety of France and its citizens. I also pray that those responsible be softened in their resolve to cause damage and destruction to innocent lives.

Updated Nov 14 @ 1644 EST: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has published a press release on behalf of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).