On the eve of the Championship, we decided to ask how the guests of the capital from abroad are going to Astana. Today we talked to the Russian chess player, grandmaster Valentina Gunina, who will soon come to Astana as part of the Russian national team.

“This is not the first time I visit the capital of Kazakhstan and I have always liked Astana, – the Russian woman admits. – Kazakhstanis are very hospitable; I think that this time everything will be at the highest level as well.”

The chess player noted that the Russian team is now in the process of diligent preparation, and the team hopes to perform successfully.

“The tournament is very strong; it is difficult to predict – continues the grandmaster – Kazakhstan women’s team is very young and… very dangerous! We will be ready. I played “classics” with Guliskhan Nakhbayeva and more recently – with Zhansaya Abdumalik.”

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