The international rapid chess tournament for people with hearing diseases came to an end in Almaty. 33 sportsmen from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan. Belarus and Kazakhstan took part in it. The two-day struggle for the purse of 350,000 tenge ended with the victory of the sportman from Uzbekistan – FIDE master, Sirzhiddin Zayndinov.
Kazakhstani Amangeldy Nauryzgaliev became the silver medallist, trailing closely behind the leader. Eduard Kim from Kyrgyzstan took the third place.
“This is my sixth visit to your hospitable country, and each time I get a plenty of positive emotions from the tournaments. This year contest was organized at the high level, there were created all possible conditions for comfort and concentrated game. I am grateful to the contest organizers for such a possibility to participate in such a large contest and, of course, that we could meet and communicate to our old friends,” S. Zayndinov said after his victory.
The men tournament was held according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds. Women played according to the rotation system and demonstrated brilliant chess skills. All three women awards were given to Kazakhstan chess players. Nina Zhukovskaya, the Chairwoman of Almaty Society of the Deaf, became the best player among the fair. The silver medallist – Aliya Muratovam, and the bronze medallist – Nataliya Gorokhova.
“All games of nine rounds were dynamic and bright, the emotionally charged atmosphere equalling to the world championships,” Maksim Rozhkov, the President of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation of Deaf, said, “This tournament is not just the sports competition. Irrespective of the country, everyone here is a big family, and we are glad to have opportunity to spend time together doing a common favourite pursuit – the chess”.
“All participants are the brilliant chess players, among them are the masters of sport and FIDE masters. The youngest is 19 years old, and the oldest is 82 years old,” Irina Grishchenko, the Executive Director of Kazakhstan Chess Federation, who had organized the tournament informed.
General partner of the KCF is NWF Samruk-Kazyna JSC, social partner is foundation for development of social projects “Samruk-Kazyna Trust”.
General sponsor of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation is the Scientific and Educational Foundation named after Academician Shahmardan Esenov.
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