Next year is the effective year of the regulation on payments for services of judges at the intra-republican and international championships. Thus, Kazakhstan Chess Federation seeks to improve the quality of the tournaments.

– We decided to systematize the payment of services to arbiters. And for each type of tournament – classic, rapid and blitz, a separate payment is provided to the head judge, deputy head judge and line arbiter, – said Irina Grishchenko, executive director of the KCF.

Expenses for payment of services to judges are carried out at the expense of the fund provided in the budget of the KCF for each calendar year. The size and frequency of payment for services may vary at the discretion of the federation. If there are additional funds, the organizers of the competition or the KCF have the right in each individual case to increase the amount of payment for services.

The amount and terms of remuneration are stipulated in Appendix No. 1 (download), which is an integral part of the Regulations (download).

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In Turkey, the World Junior Championship came to an end. Thanks to her more than worthy performance, 14-year-old Kyzylorda Nazerke Nurgali performed the first point of the international female master.

For the last two years fortune has favored Kazakhstan. Many people wondered, whether domestic athletes could repeat the success of Dinara Saduakasova and Zhansai Abdumalik, who tried on the chess crown in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

The miracle did not happen. But excitement came with the performance of the female FIDE master (WFM), Nazerke Nurgali (ELO rating 2080). She scored 8 points out of 11 possible. The same number is held by the international female master (WIM), Nino Khomeriki (2313). However, according to additional indicators, the bronze went to the Georgian chess player.
Nazerke left no chance for the female grandmaster (WGM) Anastasia Paramzina (2222) from Russia, the international female master (WIM) Laura Unuk (2299) from Slovenia, the master of FIDE (FM) Akshte Gorti (2315) from the USA, Nomin-Erden Davaademberal (2377) ) from Mongolia and other eminent athletes. As a result, it is a worthy fourth place. And she added more than 180 points to the rating!
– I had strong rivals. I am satisfied with my result. Besides, I fulfilled the score of a female international master. Thanks to my coaches – Vasily Shimelkov and Rize Koshkarova for preparing for this tournament. I will prepare for the next competition – the World Youth Championship in Greece, – told Naserka Nurgali upon her return home.

In 2018, Nazerke Nurgali won silver at the Rapid Championship of Asia and gold at the World School Chess Championships among the girls of 15.

General partner of KCF is NWF Samruk-Kazyna JSC, social partner is foundation for development of social projects “Samruk-Kazyna Trust”.


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From 12 to 14 October Aktau cultural and leisure complex named after Abay will host “AKTAU CHESS OPEN” international chess tournament in memory of a prominent public figure Sagyndyk Rabayev. The competition is also held in order to strengthen relations between chess players from Kazakhstan and the countries of the Caspian region.

Within the framework of the chess festival, 6 major tournaments with the FIDE rating will be held:

  • Open — Rapid tournament,
  • U12 tournament — Rapid (boys, year of birth 2006 and younger),
  • G12 tournament – Rapid (girls, year of birth 2006 and younger),
  • Open tournament — Blitz,
  • U12 tournament — Blitz (boys, year of birth 2006 and younger),
  • G12 tournament — Blitz (girls, year of birth 2006 and younger).

More details about tournament fees, details and other information about “AKTAU CHESS OPEN” – in the Tournament Regulation (download).

Contacts of organizers:

  • Shaykhimov Anvar Eskendirovich, Tournament Director: +7 702 598 2009
  • Metelenko Evgeny Sergeyevich, ChiefReferee, International Arbiter: +7 771 856 4853
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The World Chess Championship for participants up to 20 years of age starts on September 5, 2018 in the Turkish City of Gebze. 9 Kazakhstani athlets participate in the tournament, four of them as official participants from the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.

LIVE Games

Chess 24 Broadcast Open
Chess 24 Broadcast Girls

The championship is divided into an open tournament in which participate 168 athletes from 61 countries and a competition among girls – 99 chess players from 45 countries of the world.

Official participants from the Kazakhstan Chess Federation (KCF):

  • FM (FIDE Master) Denis Makhnev, ELO rating – 2449 (Pavlodar City),
  • WFM (Woman FIDE master) Asel Serikbay, 2125 (Kyzylorda City),
  • WCM (Woman Candidate Master) Nurgali Nazerke, 2080 (Kyzylorda City),
  • FM Alisher Suleimenov, 2307 (Pavlodar City).

WFM Meruert Kamalidenova, 2 011 (Astana City), FM Zhandos Agmanov, 2 379 (Astana City), CM Arystanbek Urazaev, 2 333 (Aktobe City), FM Kazybek Nogerbek, 2 261 (Astana City), CM Sauat Nurgaliyev, 1 685 (Astana City) also will compete for prizes in the world championship.

The winners of the tournament have the right to receive the title of the Grandmaster (GM), silver and bronze medalists – international male master (IM).

The World Championship will be held on the Swiss system in 11 rounds. The total prize fund of the tournament is 10 000 euros, the prize for the first place in the open tournament is 3 000 euro, among the girls – 2 000 euro. The tournament will last until September 16.

Let us recall that IM Zhansaya Abdumalik performed brilliantly (2 482 ELO) in World Championship for participants up to 20 years of age held last year in the Italian city of Tarvisio. As a result of 11 rounds, she scored 9.5 points, ahead of Anastasiya Paramazina (Russia) and Jennifer Yu (USA), and she won a gold medal.


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