From June 4 to 12, Kostanay will host the 2nd stage of the Children’s Chess Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan “A. G. Ufimtsev Memorial”. The tournament is aimed at improving the sports skills of young chess players and determining the candidates to participate in the finals of the National Children’s Cup.

The competition will be held as an individual and team event:

  • Tournament A – among children up to the age of 10,
  • Tournament B – among children up to the age of 14,
  • Tournament С – rating-based,
  • Tournament D – team-based,

Winners will get prizes.

The main referee of the tournament is Amangeldy Uralbayev.

Applications for participation in the competition are accepted until May 31, 2018 to the e-mail: p_rusanov@mail.ru.

To participate in the tournament, one must pay the entry fee. See more information in the Regulation of the 2nd Stage of the National Children’s Cup (download: 1, 2, 3).

Competition organizers are the Kazakhstan Chess Federation (KCF), the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Department of Physical Culture and Sports in Kostanay region.

Contact details of the organizers:

  • Pavel Rusanov, Executive Director of the Chess Federation in Kostanay region: 87772270991,
  • Evgeny Egorov, KCF Responsible Secretary: 87051122335.

Anatoly Gavrilovich Ufimtsev was an outstanding Kostanay chess player. He has gone down in the history of chess as a recognized chess theoretician, the author of the world-famous chess opening system which in its final version received the title of “Pirc-Ufimtsev Defence”. This defence is now part of the arsenal of all the major chess players of our time and of all editions of the opening theory. On May 11, 2018 he would have turned 104 years old.

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