Joyous news came from the large 25th international Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival in the UAE. Two gold, two silver and one bronze medals. These are the results of the appearance of the team of Kazakhstani chess players.
The seven-year world champion and Asia Dinmuhammed Tulendinov won the gold medal in the category up to 12 years old in the group “С” (juniors) among 184 athletes from 18 countries in the age category up to 8-16! Dimash is engaged in chess at the Chess Academy of Zhansai Abdumalik with the international grandmaster from Georgia, Alexandr Kashashvili.
– I liked the tournament very much! The opponents were strong and older than I. But I tried not to pay attention to it, I wanted to play well. We were walking between the tours and it distracted from the chess. And then I started playing with new forces, “said Dimash Tulendinov
Another gold medal in the category up to 8 years brought to the safe of the Kazakhstan team Alikhan Khazhatuly. In the same category bronze was won by the vice-champion of the world, the youngest international candidate for master of sport in Kazakhstan Ryan Zhumagali. All three chess players are from Almaty.
– All my oppenents were much older than I, and all were boys. Therefore, each game was difficult for me. But thanks to this tournament, I got good experience and I’m happy with my result, Ryan Zumagali shared.
Kazybek Umbetov – a silver medal, performed brilliantly in the junior tournament.
One more silver was won by Kazybek in the group “B” (open), which gathered more than 230 athletes from 34 countries of the world with ELO rating no higher than 2200. Only two drawers and 8 points out of 9 possible, Turkmen Gemal Ovestdurdyev scored the same amount, but according to additional indicators, the capital’s chess player got silver.
An almatian Arnash Bauyrzhan (pictured on the left ) also performed well in the open-tournament, according to the results of the competition, she took the second place among women. Shakie Bauyrzhan, Arnash`s coach, who is the coach of Alikhan Khazhatula and Ryan Zhumagali as well, he also raised the world champion Aishа Zakirov (“International Professional Chess School”).