Aisha Zakirova became world champion

In Batumi (Georgia) the World Cup in chess among cadets – children up to 8, 10 and 12 years has concluded. Per the results, 8-year old Aisha Zakirova of Almaty, Kazakhstan became the world champion in age rank up to 8 years.

Together with the team of chess players and compatriots participating in competition, the young world champion Aisha comes back to Almaty tonight. From 6 yearsold she became seriously involved in chess, and is a pupil of the International vocational chess school located in Almaty. Her trainers were Shakey and Kausar Baurzhanin recent years.

Kausar has commented on Aisha’s  victory:

“We are happy. About a year I trained Aisha, and now her official trainer – my father. We began from scratch, learned to put mat in 2 courses. At that time she was afraid of tournaments, even cried sometimes. However, we have done work, and today she surely goes into battle, now she is self-assured chess player, Aisha is the big good fellow. We wanted and knew that she will become world champion. The girl is very talented, and we have even more purposes to accomplish.”

The president of the Kazakhstan federation of chess Galimzhan Yessenov has congratulated the new champion:

“Your victory is the one more proof that during the hard work, study and trainings any purpose is achievable. To become the world champion is not just recognition of merits of your personal, your trainers and, of course, parents, Aisha, but also great honor and responsibility to the people.”

Tleubek Zakirov, the champion’s father, the amateur chess player, the translator by profession has told us:

“The main competitor for Aisha was Unurzul Davaakhuu from Mongolia. I attentively watched the game of both, especially in the last tours and have estimated that at equality of points, the winner will be determined by result of their personal meeting. It happened, both as a result have gathered 9 points, but the daughter has won in personal meeting with the Mongol girl and became the world champion. I studied chess from 6 years, but we lived in the small city Ayagoz and we had no chess section. Aisha was luckier, and hard work, eventually,has reap the fruits. Therefore, today everything in our family delighted, we all want to go to the airport to meet her. The first serious tournament that she had was in South Korea – the Championship of Asia, but back then she did not have enough oftournament experience. At once in Batumi she become a winner in the World Cup. We do not force our daughter to be engaged in chess, we always tell: it is your own choice what you want to do in life.”

728 young chess players from 66 countries around the world have participated in the World Cup in chess among cadets in Batumi.The competitive format is an 11 round Swiss Tournament. From progress of other Kazakhstan citizens – participants of competitions –Meruert Kamalidenova (girls, up to 12 years) who took the fifth place and Aldiyara Ansata (boys, up to 8 years) who took the sixth place in the World Cup.


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Dinara Saduakasova holds charitable session


Four-time world chess champion Dinara Saduakasova held a charitable simultaneous exhibition in Astana on October 29. All funds raised from tournament will be allocated to three young children for giving them opportunity to have higher education (among them there are orphan children and children with special needs).

Distribution of means will be carried out through non-commercial joint-stock company “Center of Support of Citizens’ Initiatives”.

The national chess coachof the Republic of Kazakhstan Dastan Kapayev has commented on Dinara’s actions:

“I consider that, having a decision to hold such session, Dinara has shown her social maturity. She is not just a female athlete, champion, but also a citizen of her country. Her action shows personal qualities such as compassion and being ready to help the fellows.”

The organizers of charitable session, chess academy of Dinara Saduakasova, funded the development of chess with the participation of the NAO “The center of support of citizens’ initiatives”.

“We expect that 25 fans of chess – the famous businessmen, representatives of public authorities, public organizations will participate in session. We have already distributed invitations, but people who interestedare still have opportunity to be registered on session”

Phones: +7 708 377 3865 and +7 777 999 0344, e-mail:

The sum of charitable contribution for participation in competitions makes from 20.000 to 30.000 tenge. However, it can be increased if the participant willing to pay more, says Dinara’smanager Oral Utesheva.

The session took place on October 29 at 15:00 in KazGYuU (Astana, Kurgalzhinskoye Highway, 8, buses: 17, 35, 36, 44, 103, stop “KAZGYuU University”).

Apply for additional information:
Aynur Utesheva, +7 (702) 612 08 08

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Kostenko – the winner of “Almaty Open”


The first international chess tournament “Almaty open-2016” has come to the end with Petr Kostenkofrom Kostanaywinning the title of defending chess champion of Kazakhstan.

 Петр Костенко, Фото Евгении Балагута

Petr Kostenkoalso won the total prize fund of the tournament, which is 450 000 tenge. Behind Petr in second place was Belgian grand master Vadim Malakhatko, winning 278 000 tenge. The third place in tournament, with winnings of 228 000 tenge, was received by 18-year-old compatriot Arystanbek Urazayev. It is interesting that he was in the leading position in “Almaty Open” up to the last 9th round. Per regulations of tournament because players with 2 on 6 positions have scored identical quantity of points – 7, prizes have been divided between them on Gort’s system accepted in chess.

Suprising everyone with his rating was the tournament favourite– the Uzbek grand master, the champion of the country and the Cup holder of Central Asia Dzhakhongir Vakhidov who took 14th place.

Petr Kostenko has commented on his victory words of the world champion Mikhail Tal, who has quoted the French chansonnier Yves Montana:

– After any victory “the sun the head is full”!

Other awards given include: the best veteran of tournament (TolegenNukin), the best chess player up to 16 years (AlisherSuleymenov) and the best chess player of Almaty (BerikAkkozov).All athletes represented Kazakhstan. Our compatriot Guliskhan Nakhbayeva was recognized as the best chess player of tournament (among women).


Алишер Сулейменов, Фото Евгения Балагута Берик Аккозов Фото David Llada Гулисхан Нахбаева Фото David Llada

Executive director of the Kazakhstan federation of chess Irina Grishchenko has reported:
“The purpose – to help to increase the professional level to the Kazakhstan masters of chess at the expense of the invitation of their more rating colleagues from abroad – I consider, the tournament has executed. Some of participants of tournament could upgrade the rating and be entitled the master of FIDE”

Джахонгир Вахидов Узбекистан Фото Евгения Балагута Вадим Малахатько Арыстанбек Уразаев Фото David Llada

The tournament started on October 5, and was the 2nd stage of the Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Approximately 100 chess players from Tajikistan and Russia, Uzbekistan and Belgium, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan participated. The total prize fund “Almaty Open 2016” was 2 500 000 tenge. It was provided by the Kazakhstan Federation of Chess (KFC) and the sponsor of tournament – Academic Shahmardan Yessenov science and education foundation.

The tournament is held 9 rounds Swiss Tournament by FIDE rules with shortchanging of rating.

Apply for additional information: Gulmira Dauletova, +7 (727) 3270204.

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Tournaments on slow motion and blitz


In Almaty, in the international chess club “Debyut” there will take place 2 chess tournaments. The Union of chess players of the city holds competitions.

From October 15 to October 17, 2016 there will take place the tournament on slow motion “Cup of the president of the Union of chess players of Almaty”. Competitions will succeedon a nine round Swiss Tournament. The winner of competitions will be determined by quantity of points. The total prize fund of tournament is 1 020 000 tenge.

On October 18 in the club there will take place of the traditional tournament on blitz “Silver samovar” on the president’s prizes of “The union of chess players of Almaty” Amantai Bulekpayev. The registration of participants will begin right after completion of tournament on quick chess. Prize fund of this tournament is 430 000 tenge.

Apply for additional information: 
Sergey Kim, executive director of “Union of chess players of Almaty”, +7 727 291 64 11,

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Training sessions to the World Cup


Their purpose – training our chess players for the World Cup among children up to 8, 10, 12 years. In training sessions  champions of Kazakhstan participate in the specified age ranks – Amin Kayyrbekov, Meyirzhan Karataykyza, Asel Lesbekova, Ernur Amangeldy, Alimzhan Amirkkul, Aldiyar Ansat, Timur Kenbeilov, Sultan Amanzhol and Díaz Alimbetov.


Training will be carried out in the capital by the 38-year-old international grand master Farrukh Amonatov (FIDE 2620 rating). He is engaged in chess from 6 years and more than once became the champion of Tajikistan, Russia and Asia (among juniors). Mr. Amonatov the numerous participant of the World chess Olympic Games and the winner of the tournaments “Moscow Open” and the Cup of Eurasia on blitz chess of the president of Kazakhstan. The Tajik grand master lives in St. Petersburg and is member of coaching staff of junior Russian national team on chess.


The World Cup among children will take place from October 18 to October 31 in Batumi (Georgia). Here it is possible to study the starting list of participants of competitions:

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