February 2016 FIDE Rating List


FIDE has published February 2016 rating list.


World champion Magnus Carlsen is leading the chart with 43 points advance in front of Vladimir Kramnik.

Hou Yifan is first among women with no less than 90 Elo point more than Humpy Koneru.

Richard Rapport is juniors #1 with Wei Yi following him closely, while Aleksandra Goryachkina is first among girls U20 with 19 points advance in front of Lei Tingjie.

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The updated and improved web resource of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation (KCF) was launched on January 18. The design of the resource, kazchess.kz, has been completely renovated to a new pattern reflecting the latest global tendencies in user interface and the structure is simplified to enhance the user experience. 


In the process of updating the website, feedback both from the chess players and the Federation’s management was taken into consideration, and resulted in a new main menu and an optimized content. Additionally, the new web site has the ability to embed any module, whereas the old one did not have such function available for the administrator.

Moreover, there is now the possibility of online broadcast of chess matches from any competition held under the auspices of the KCF. The website has also been adjusted for an appropriate display on any computers and become “mobile ready”. The visitors will be able to bind his or her comments of the web-site with their social media accounts. Upgraded calendar of events and ratings of chess players was also added.


As the KCF Executive Director Irina Grishchenko said, “We are confident that the new website fully meets all the latest requirements, and will allow us to strengthen ties with members of the Federation, professional chess players and to increase the number of chess lovers in Kazakhstan, contributing to the popularization of the game within the country”.

The renovation of KCF’s online resource has been carried out by Neolabs, a web-studio with a 15-year old experience in designing architecture and infrastructure of web services. Amongts the works of the studio there are web products for various educational projects including The Shahmardan Yessenov Foundation and Global Student Center and companies such as ASTEL and Komesk-Omir. The Federation’s website is currently being finalized, and we would be happy to hear your opinion on its structure and functioning. By visiting the website and testing its work, you can send your suggestions to us: office@kazchess.kz.


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Dear players!

We publish the regulation of the official tournaments, which will be held in February 2016

Regulations of the Kazakhstan Championship to 20 years you can download it: here

Regulations of the Semifinal of the Championship of Kazakhstan among women you can download it: here

Regulations of the Semifinal of the Championship of Kazakhstan among men you can download it: here

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Invitation to Asian Youth Chess Championship 2016 in Ulan Bator


Dear chess players!

The Mongolian Chess Federation have the honor to invite all chess players and members of the Asian Chess Federation to participate in the 2016 Asian Youth Chess Championship to be held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, during 5th April to 15th April 2016.

For those who wish to participate in the Youth Championship, please complete the registration form, attach all the required documents (scanned copy of passport, ID photo) and send not later than January 25, 2016 to Evgeny Egorov, 8 705 112 23 35,




Registration form for the players and accompanying persons

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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 astanachess.kz and gambit.kz

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