REPUBLICAN BLITZ TOURNAMENT “CHESS IS MY AVOCATION”

On November 28, 2018, the Republican Blitz Tournament “Chess is My Avocation” took place in EXPO Congress Centre. The multiple world chess champion and UNICEF goodwill ambassador, Dinara Saduakasova, was the honoured guest of the event and conducted simultaneous chess display in the frameworks of the tournament.

The contest was devoted to the Universal Children’s Day and timed to coincide with the Day of the First President of RK, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

More than 100 sportsmen from different regions  participated in the contest.
The tournament was held for the children of the age category to 14 years old. All 7 rounds were conducted according to the FIDE international rules.

According to the contest results, the “Checkmate” team from Astana took the first place in the team classification. The second place also belongs to the teams of the capital city. The Astana Central Chess Club tool the silver medal. Team from Shymket took the third place. The contest winners and medalists were awarded with cups and medals, certificates and commemorative prizes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀
The youngest participants of the tournament were Danial Batyrkozha (5 years old) and Adel Li (7 years old) who got special prizes from Serik Zharasbayev.

“We, as the chess field representatives, have a unique opportunity to make strong contribution to the intellectually developed future of our youth by creating conditions for acquiring the skills in logical task solving in terms of time shortage,” Dinara Sadiakasova is sure, “Intellectual discipline, memory development and improved capacity to work in terms of the modern world make a minimum the chess may contribute to. I believe that the youth being able to use its talents for the benefit and compete on a fair and strong basis constitutes the future of Kazakhstan. That is why I wish everybody to find your avocation and become the decent future of our country!”

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KAZAKHSTANI CHESS PLAYERS TOOK HOME 17 MEDALS OF THE WEST ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP

6 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals – 17 medals in total – this is the attainment of the Kazakhstan junior national chess team the guys achieved in Tashkent where the West Asia Championship finished. 232 chess players from 11 countries of the region took part in it.

16-years-old Asel Serikbay took 2 gold medals in the category to 20 years old and became the best player in rapid and blitz. The young player from Kyzylorda Region also took the silver medal in classics having made the third point of the international master. 14-years-old Nazerke Nurgali who also played in the category to 20 years old took the silver medal in rapid and blitz, and the third place in classics.

“The West Asia region has been traditionally famous for its strong players, and it is a humbling experience to encounter its best representatives,” Asel Serikbay says, “When I played not my age category, I made a challenge for myself, as almost all competitors were older than me and had more experience. But the result showed that I was rather succussful to encounter”.

It should be noted that eight of twenty-two Kazakhstani sportsmen participating in the contest came back with medals. Kseniya Balabayeva in the category to 14 years old took two gold medals (in blitz and classics), Zeynep Syltanbek took the gold medal in blitz and bronze medal in rapid (to 16 years old), Elnaz Kaliakhmet in the category to 8 years old became the best player in classics and confirmed her “gold” success with a silver medal in rapid, and Bibisara Abylkyzy took the third line in rapid and classics in the category to 6 years old. Aisha Alen and Abilmansur Abdilkhair took bronze medals in classics in the categories to 12 and to 16 years old, respectively.

“The results of our young sportsmen is an indisputable factor of the top-rank national chess school”, Vasily Shymilkov, the Chairman of Kazakhstan delegation at the Championship, says, “For example, Asel (16 years old) and Nazerke (14 years old) had bona competition with the participants of the category to 20 years old. And both of them took three medals”.

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

General sponsor is the Kazakhstan Chess Federation NGO – the Scientific and Educational Foundation named after Academician Shahmardan Esenov.

About Championship

For more information, please contact:
Igor Bushmelev, +7 707 323 55 80,   igor.b@kazchess.kz

WORLD CHESS TOURNAMENT PAVLODAR OPEN

The Pavlodar Open tournament will be held from November 23 to December 2, 2018, under the auspices of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation. This is a large-scale world-class project that annually gathers intellectual game professionals and amateurs from near and far abroad, which this time will compete for a prize fund of 3 million tenge.

This year the event will be attended by over 100 participants from Russia, Belarus, Spain, Belgium, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Among them – 12 grandmasters, 7 international masters, 7 FIDE masters and 2 candidates for master of sports. The fact of the visit of titled chess players of international level will allow the participants of the tournament to fulfill new international standards, receiving next sports titles.

“It has already become a good tradition to welcome chess sports fans from different countries in Pavlodar,” says the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko, “It will be the 13th such competition, which is held in this city, and we are pleased that Pavlodar has established itself as one of the centers of the national chess sport”.

The competitions will be held on the Swiss system in 10 rounds. Time control: 90 minutes before the end of the match game with the addition of 30 seconds for each move, starting with the first. Competitions are held according to FIDE rules.

“Open tournaments in Kazakhstan have already become a landmark event not only for domestic chess players, but also for guests of the republic,” the four-time Champion of the Republic of Kazakhstan, grandmaster Peter Kostenko is convinced, “Each such competition is an absolute personal growth for an athlete. Playing with the strongest representatives of foreign schools is the useful way out of the “comfort zone”. And even if someone fails to get the coveted awards or new titles, the experience taken here will be invaluable”.

The Pavlodar Open program also includes activities for children, parents and coaches. As part of the chess festival, blitz chess tournaments, simultaneous play sessions and master classes from renowned masters will be held. There will also be a chess shop within the walls of the House of Chess, in which it will be possible to purchase chess equipment, as well as thematic literature and paraphernalia.

Traditionally, from 2016 Pavlodar Open is the third stage of the Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan among men and women.

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

The general sponsor is the Kazakhstan Chess Federation NGO – the Scientific and Educational Foundation named after Academician Shahmardan Esenov.

MORE ABOUT TOURNAMENT

For more information, please contact:

Executive Director of the Pavlodar Chess Federation – Yevgeny Egorov: +7 705 112 23 35

Press secretary of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation – Igor Bushmelev:
+7 707 323 55 80

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CHILDREN’S CUP FINAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN 2018

The final of the Children’s Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan 2018 will be held from December 15 to December 23, 2018 in the city of Astana in the premises of the Central Chess Club “ASTANA” at the address: Asan Kaigy Street, 2 (Block 2, Residential Complex “Territory of Comfort”), entrance from Taraz Street). Competitions will be held in a circular system separately among boys and girls.
The grand opening will take place on December 15 at 14:45.
The numbers of the participants are determined by drawing lots at a technical meeting. Time control – 1 hour 30 minutes to each participant until the end of the game + 30 seconds for each move made, starting with the first.

The composition of the final among young men are 10 participants:
Winner of the Children’s Cup Final of the Republic of Kazakhstan 2018:
– Nogerbek Kazybek

 Six participants on the basis of six children’s stages of 2018 up to 14 years old:
– Bizhigitov Zhangir
– Sarzhanov Chingizkhan
– Shudabai Almas
– Ansat  Aldiyar
– Egorov Mikhail
– Malygin Vladislav

Two participants on the basis of six children’s stages of 2018 up to 10 years old:
– Belzhanov Alikhan
– Petukhov Alan

 – One nominee from the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.

The composition of the final among young women are 10 participants:
Winner of the Children’s Cup Final of the Republic of Kazakhstan 2018:
– Kamalidenova Meruert

Six participants on the basis of six children’s stages of 2018 up to 14 years old:
– Kairbekova Amina
– Mukhambetova Lyaila
– Alain Aisha
– Kurmangaliyeva Liya
– Dausheva Aliya
– Karataykyzy Meirzhan

  Two participants on the basis of six children’s stages in 2018 up to 10 years old Girls up to 10 years old:

– Nurgaliyeva Zarina
– Kaliakhmet Yelnaz

 One nominee from the Kazakhstan Chess Federation. 

Schedule of Rounds
December 15, 14:45 – opening, 15:00 – 1 round
16 December, 10:00 – 2 round
17 December, 15:00 – 3 round
18 December, 15:00 – 4 round
19 December, 15:00 – 5 round
20 December, 15:00 – 6 round
21 December, 15:00 – 7 round
22 December, 15:00 – 8 round
23 December, 10:00 – 9 round, 16:00 – closing

Determination of winners and awarding
 The winners of the competition will be determined by the greatest amount of points scored in all games. In case of equality of points for two or more participants, the following consistently decides:
– personal meeting;
– Berger coefficient;
– greater number of victories.
– result of a micro-match.

Winners and prize-winners are awarded with diplomas, medals and cash prizes. The total prize fund is 700 000 tenge.

The prize fund of the Final among young men is 350 000 tenge:
1st place – 100 000 tenge;
2nd place – 75 000 tenge;
3rd place – 55 000 tenge;
4th place – 30 000 tenge;
5 – 7 places – 20 000 tenge;
8 – 10 places – 10 000 tenge.

The prize fund of the Final among young women is 350 000 tenge:
1st place – 100 000 tenge;
2nd place – 75 000 tenge;
3rd place – 55 000 tenge;
4th place – 30 000 tenge;
5 – 7 places – 20 000 tenge;
8 – 10 places – 10 000 tenge.

(Taxes will be withheld from all payments, according to the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan)

The winners of the Children’s Cup Final of the Republic Of Kazakhstan 2018 among boys and girls receive the right to secondment to the World Championship among boys and girls of 2019.

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

The general sponsor is the Kazakhstan Chess Federation NGO – the Scientific and Educational Foundation named after Academician Shahmardan Esenov.

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KAZAKH CHESS PLAYER – ZHANSAYA ABDUMALIK OF EIGHTEEN, REACHED THE QUARTERFINALS

From 3 to 23 November, the Women’s World Championship is held in Khanty-Mansiysk, where young Zhansaya Abdumalik reached the fourth quarter final. It should be noted that for the first time in the history of domestic chess, Kazakhstan’s athletes managed to go through four rounds in adult world competitions.

 “This is my first world championship among adults. I understood that I had to face a serious struggle, because my opponents were experienced titled athletes. Before that, I won the World Junior Championships and the World Championships U20, but it was a completely different level, ”says Zhansaya.

On November 3, 64 best athletes of the world from 29 countries came to the Khanty-Mansiysk Chess Academy “Ugra” to compete for the title of World Champion. The competition is held on a tight knockout tournament system. This means that only one loss makes it impossible to continue to participate, and with each new round the number of participants is halved.

Zhansae managed without defeat to get into the fourth round. In the first round, she won against Indian girl Ruth Padmini in a tiebreaker with a score of 1.5: 0.5, in the second round she won in a tiebreaker over Chinese Zhao Xu – 2: 0. The third round was also successful – she took over the Polish grandmaster, Jolyanta Zavadskaya, guaranteeing herself a one-fourth final. In the quarter-finals Zhansaya met with the world champion, grandmaster from Ukraine, Maria Muzychuk. Classic games ended in a draw – 1: 1, four Rapid games also could not determine the winner. And only in the blitz, our athlete was defeated by the champion of 2015 with a score of 1.5: 0.5.

“Zhansaya showed a brilliant game. For her, this was the first experience of playing at the World Championship in Adult Chess. And at her eighteen, she managed to defeat more experienced players. In the quarter-finals for six games she showed the fight to the former world champion, but in the blitz the outcome often is a game of chance,” commented the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko.

Zhansaya Abdumalik is a multiple champion of Asia and the world champion among juniors. In 2013, she was recognized as the best U20 chess player in Asia. A year ago, this girl from Almaty won the title of World Chess Champion U20 in Italy.

 

General partner of KFC: SWF “Samruk Kazyna” JSC, social partner: Social Development Fund “Samruk Kazyna Trust”.

The general sponsor of the NGO “Kazakhstan Chess Federation” – Shakhmardan Yessenov Foundation.

 

For more information contact:
Igor Bushmelev, +7 707 323 55 80,   igor.b@kazchess.kz

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ORGANIZERS OF CHESS TOURNAMENTS FOR 2019 ARE DEFINED

Dear chess players!

The competition for the official chess tournaments of the federation for  2019 was completed.
It is pleasant that applications came to us from all over Kazakhstan: 5 applicants took part in the competition only from the Akmola region. Among the participants were both government institutions and private chess clubs, up to the small entrepreneurs.
In total, over the period of the competition, we received 15 applications from 9 regions of the republic.

And today we are pleased to present you with an approved list of events for the next year, indicating the place and time of the event, as well as tournament organizers

The schedule of tournaments for 2019 can be downloaded here.

Let us recall that legal entities of any type of ownership could take part in the competition, each of which could apply for no more than three tournaments. Applications were accepted until 18:00, October 30 (Astana time).

KAZAKHSTAN WON 5 MEDALS AT THE ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP AMONG SENIORS

Asian Championship among seniors, held under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, came to an end on November 12, 2018 in the city of Tagaytay, Philippines. According to the results of the competition, which was held according to the Swiss system of 9 rounds, Kazakhstan won five medals, three of which were taken by Almagul Chakeyeva from Ust-Kamenogorsk. She became not only the best among women in rapid, but also won two silver medals in the classics and blitz.

“I used to play only in republican tournaments, repeatedly became the champion of the East Kazakhstan region, but the Asian Championship is the first international competition in my career,” Almagul shared. “Of course I am very pleased with my results and even slightly exceeded my expectations. Frankly, I was hoping for a prize in one of the tournaments, but I happened to be returning home with three medals”.

In her native Ust-Kamenogorsk, Almagul is a teacher of computer science at school and admits that the support of her compatriots, especially her colleagues who also took part in the competition, helped her to show such impressive results.

Two more domestic chess players became prize-winners of the Championship: Oleg Rinas from Karaganda, who won bronze in the classics and Aitkazy Baimurzin from Taraz, who became the third in the blitz tournament standings.

Asian Championship among seniors is an annual event gathering the best players in the age group over 50 years old. This year, 35 players from 9 Asian countries competed for medals. Kazakhstan was represented by five chess players at the games.

“Chess is a game of all generations,” says the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko, “Less than a month ago our juniors won 5 medals in Greece, and now the same amount was brought by seniors from the Philippines. So, regardless of age, our chess players show excellent results on the world stage”.

The general partner of the KCF is “SWF “Samruk Kazyna” JSC, the social partner is the “Samruk-Kazyna Trust” Foundation for Social Projects Development. The general sponsor of “Kazakhstan Chess Federation” RSA is Shakhmardan Yessenov Science and Education Foundation

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REGISTRATION AT ASIAN CONTINENTAL CHESS CHILDREN’S CHAMPIONSHIP OPENED

Dear sportsmen!

The Philippine National Chess Federation on behalf of the FIDE and the Asian Chess Federation invites all Asian chess federations to take part in the Asian Continental Championship, which will be held in the Philippines from December 9 to 19, 2018.

We also hasten to inform you on the opening of registration for this competition.

To receive an invitation, as well as get acquainted with more detailed information about the rules of the Championship, please click here:

https://www.philchesstournaments.com/

The registration form can be downloaded here.

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KAZYBEK NOGHERBEK FROM ASTANA WON THE FIFTH MEDAL FOR KAZAKHSTAN

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 ended yesterday in Greece, bringing Kazakhstan a total of five medals, one of which is gold. On October 30, the final games of the classics were played on the island of Halkidiki, which added to the collection of the national team with another bronze won by fourteen years old Kazybek Nogerbek from Astana.

It should be noted that a week earlier in the framework of this tournament, Kazakhstan’s contestants already won 4 awards. Asel Serikbay from Kyzylorda became the best in the blitz among girls under 16 years old. Two silver of our team were brought by Denis Makhnev from Pavlodar and Meruert Kamalidenov from Astana. A native of Almaty, Ramazan Zhalmakhanov became the bronze medalist in the Rapid.

“It was a fierce game. Classics itself imply increased passions. Apart from strategic skills, we are required to show endurance and a great stress resistance. Moreover, the final stages of the competition always impose additional responsibility on the players, because this is the final straight, where you can get ahead in the last seconds, ” shared Kazybek.

The World Youth Chess Championships is one of the world’s largest children’s chess championships, which annually brings together the best players from all over the world. This year a record number of participants took part in the competition – 651 chess players from 79 countries, including 8 grandmasters, 48 international masters and 157 FIDE masters.

“The classics have been played, the results have been summed up, and we are very pleased with them,” commented the head coach of the children’s and junior chess team of the Republic of Kazakhstan, grandmaster Anuar Ismagambetov. “We proved once again that our champions are the best not only in the country, but also one of the strongest in the world. The results of the tournaments show that our land gives birth to the most talented children, and the Kazakhstan school of chess trains brilliant students. They will return home as heroes. Pride for parents, the federation and the country! ”

The Kazakhstani national team was represented by ten young chess players, five of whom became championship winners.

General partner of KFC: SWF “Samruk Kazyna” JSC, social partner: Social Development Fund “Samruk Kazyna Trust”.

The general sponsor of the NGO “Kazakhstan Chess Federation” – Shakhmardan Yessenov Foundation.

For more information contact:
Igor Bushmelev, +7 707 323 55 80,   igor.b@kazchess.kz

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