200 young chess players tape part in the Championship in classical chess among children, juniors, boys and girls held in Astana these days.


The competition, held in the capital city from 5 to 13 of January 2016, will choose the strongest players in age categories of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 years. The winners of the tournament in March this year, will participate in the children championship of Kazakhstan. Due to the large number of people willing to take part in the tournament strict qualification restrictions were introduced. The organizers of the tournament are the Chess Academy “The National Union of Chess Players” and the chess school “Gambit”. The meet chairman is Evgeny Meteleno, FIDE arbiter, and the deputy is Erzhan Shakenov, FIDE arbiter. The championship is held No.62 lyceum school in Astana.


The information about current situation in the tournaments is provided at and