CUP OF DINARA SADUAKASOVA

From April 2 to April 4, the Republican chess tournament among students for the Dinara Saduakasova Cup will be held at the Eurasian National University named after L.N.Gumilyov. The prize fund of the tournament will be 1,500,000 tenge.

“The event is held as part of the Year of Youth,” says Dinara, “We are interested in the development and popularization of chess among students and every year we hold tournaments among higher educational institutions of Kazakhstan”.

More than 120 students from all regions of Kazakhstan will take part in the tournament with a FIDE rating calculation. Participants who took the first 10 places in the men’s and the first 7 places in the women’s tournament will be awarded cash prizes, diplomas and medals. Teams that take the first 3 places are awarded with diplomas and medals of the corresponding degrees. The winning team will receive the Dinara Saduakasova Cup. All participants will be given souvenirs.

BEING A STRATEGIST SINCE SCHOOL DAYS

The final games of the Akbozat National School League in classic chess are held in Nur-Sultan, where the strongest students who showed the best results in the three preliminary stages, are fighting for victory in the competition.

“Chess is not just a sports game. This is a unique tool for the development of analytical thinking and logic. The abilities acquired during the game are extremely important in the life of any person, no matter what profession he chooses, – says the General Director of the “National Research and Practical Centre for Physical Culture of the MES of the RoK” RNE Mustafayev Sadyk Shonmurynovich, – That’s why it is necessary to train these skills since school days.”

The tournament is attended by students who have passed 3 qualifying stages: competitions between classes within schools, district competitions between schools and regional competitions among the winners of the second stage. The tournament is held among two age groups – grades 5-8 and 9-11. Teams of secondary schools in the age group of grades 1-4 participate outside the competition.

“Today’s schoolchildren are the future of our country, and our task is to develop chess in schools, so that in the future they, being in key position, could quickly make unmistakable decisions,” says Irina Grishchenko, Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.

The teams that took the first three places in the final competitions of the fourth stage are awarded cups and diplomas of the corresponding degrees of the “National Research and Practical Centre for Physical Culture of the MES of the RoK” RNE, and the winning team in the age group below 2005 gets the right to participate in the “White rook 2019” International tournament, Russian Federation, and the trip is sponsored by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.

9 teams from Astana city, Almaty city, Akmola, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, and Mangystau regions are involved among the 5-8 classes.

Among the 9-11 classes, there are also 9 teams from Astana city, Almaty city, Atyrau, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Karaganda, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar and Mangystau regions. According to the results of the first round, the teams of Pavlodar and Mangystau regions are leading.

 

The general partner of KCF is SWF “Samruk- Kazyna” JSC, the social partner is “Samruk-Kazyna Trust”, a Social Projects Development Fund.

The general sponsor of “Kazakhstan Chess Federation” is the Scientific and Educational Foundation named after Academician Shakhmardan Yessenov

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RAPID CHESS AND BLITZ CHESS KAZAKHSTAN CHAMPIONSHIP AMONG WOMEN WILL BE HELD IN ALMATY

On May 1 Rapid Chess and Blitz Chess Kazakhstan Championship among women starts in Almaty, and participants with a rating of ELO 2000 and above will compete for the winners’ pot of 350 000 tenge. The competition is held in 9 rounds according to the Swiss system.

The rapid chess games will take place from May 1 to 2, and the blitz tournament will take place on May 3. The first three places in each type of chess will receive medals, diplomas and pay-outs.

Applications for participation must be submitted by April 5, 2019 to the following email address:

office@kazchess.kz

The number of participants is limited to 40 people, the players with the highest rating as of April 01, 2019 have the advantage.

Learn more about the championship:

Download the Tournament policy

The general partner of KCF is SWF “Samruk- Kazyna” JSC, the social partner is “Samruk-Kazyna Trust”, a Social Projects Development Fund.

The general sponsor of the “Kazakhstan chess federation” Republican Public Association is the Scientific and Educational Foundation named after Academician Shakhmardan Yessenov

ZHANDOS AGMANOV AND AMINA KAIRBEKOVA ARE KAZAKHSTAN’S CHESS CHAMPIONS

In Ust-Kamenogorsk, the Kazakhstan Classic Chess Championship, Rapid and Blitz Championship among boys and girls under 20 came to an end. The representatives of the capital’s chess school Zhandos Agmanov, who won bronze and silver in blitz and in rapid tournament, and Amina Kairbekova, who reinforced her result with bronze in rapid tournament became the champions in the classic chess. 87 chess players took part in the tournament with a prize fund of 600,000 tenge.

“Victory at the Youth Championship is definitely a big breakthrough,” Zhandos admits, “but this is only the first step towards more responsible tournaments. To show all my strength at the World Championships under 20 is now my new challenge.”

The representative of Kyzylorda Sultan Amanzhol took the second place in the men’s classics, Temirlan Bekturov from Pavlodar region got the bronze medal. Nurgali Nazerke from Kyzylorda region took the second place in classical and fast chess of the women’s section, chessplayer from Shymkent Zeynep Sultanbek won bronze.

“The winners of the Championship in the classics will receive the right to participate in the final of the Championship of the Republic, as well as in the personal World Championship in classical chess under 20. Participants who took second place in classic chess will be eligible to participate in the Asian Personal Chess Championship U20,” concluded Executive Director of the Chess Federation Irina Grishchenko.

Ramazan Zhalmakhanov became the rapid champion in the Open section, Assel Serikbay demonstarted the best result in rapid chess among women. Arystan Isanzhulov became the champion in blitz among men, Nazerke Nuragli became the champion in blitz in the women’s section.

Let us recall that 54 young men and 33 girls, including the Champions of Kazakhstan of 2018 under 20, champions of regions and cities of the national importance of 2019 under 20, as well as chess players with an international rating of at least 2000 ELO as of February 1, 2019 participated in the tournament.

The general partner of Kazakhstan Chess Federation is Fund of National Welfare “Samruk Kazyna” JSC; the social partner is Fund of Social Projects Development “Samruk-Kazyna Trust”.

The general sponsor of the Regional Public Organization “Kazakhstan Chess Federation” is the scientific foundation named after Shakhmardan Esenov.

MORE ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

HAPPY NOWRUZ!

Dear friends, chess players and lovers of intellectual sports!

I congratulate you on the warm spring holiday Nowruz!

Together we make a huge contribution to the popularization of chess, and in the process of work we become a real family, with all the best qualities inherent in the circle of the closest and dearest people.

At this wonderful time, when the bright sun and awakening nature give strength for new achievements, I wish you good health, optimism and family well-being!

May peace, goodness and harmony always be on our land. Peace and harmony reign in the soul and each new day brings only joy and new opportunities.

Happy Nowruz!

Sincerely, Galimzhan Esenov

COMPETITION FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM “CHESS IN SCHOOL”

Kazakhstan Chess Federation recalls the Competition for the implementation of the program “Chess at School” in secondary schools of Kazakhstan.

All secondary schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan can participate in the competition.

Conditions of the competition:
– To participate in the competition it is necessary to fill out an application form. The application form can be downloaded from the website or obtained from the project coordinators for the contacts listed below.

– Applications for participation in the competition are accepted from March 1 to March 31, 2019.

– Winners will be determined by the expert council by selection of applications and announced on May 15, 2019.

The number of prizes is 3, including the 1st place for 5 schools, the 2nd place for 10 schools, and 3rd place for 20 schools.

The following equipment will be given to schools that won prizes:

The 1st place:
– chess boards 20 pcs.,
– chess pieces 20 pcs.,
– a demonstration chess board 1 pc.,
– a set of projector on the bracket, screen, etc. 1 pc.,
– a laptop1 pc.,
– MFU 1 pc.,
– set of cartridges,
– speakers 1 pc.;

The 2nd place:
– chess boards 20 pcs.,
– chess pieces 20 pcs.,
– a demonstration chess board 1 pc.,
– a laptop1 pc.,
– MFU 1 pc.,
– set of cartridges,
– speakers 1 pc.;

The 3rd place:
– chess boards 20 pcs.,
– chess pieces 20 pcs.,
– a demonstration chess board 1 pc.

The implementation of the program involves the inclusion of the subject “Chess” in the educational process due to the variable part of the physical education class or optional and circle hours for the educational program “Chess” in grades 2-4. The implementation of the program is designed for 3 years, i.e. consistent training of students in grades 2, 3 and 4.

All schools wishing to participate must send an application to the address from March 1 to March 31, 2019: aizhan.r@kazchess.kz  .

The rules of the competition can be downloaded from here
The application form can be downloaded from here
The competition booklet can be downloaded from here

Contact of project coordinators:
Slatanat Nogaibalanova +7 701 722 68 12, saltanat.n@kazchess.kz
Aizhan Rysmambetova +7 701 719 30 40,  aizhan.r@kazchess.kz

FINAL OF KAZAKHSTAN CHAMPIONSHIP AMONG MEN AND WOMEN

On April 21, 2019 in Almaty the Final Championship of Kazakhstan among men and women starts. 22 strongest chess players of the country will attend the championship and share the prize fund in the amount of 5 million tenge among themselves.

“Champion of the Republic of Kazakhstan, separately for men and women, in addition to a cash prize of 600,000 tenge, receives the right to be an official participant from Kazakhstan at the personal Asian Championship, Central Asian Cup and Zonal tournament,” said the head coach of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dastan Kapaev.

The strongest chess players of the country selected at the previous stages, who are the winners of the championship of the Republic of 2018, the winners of the semifinals of the Championship of Kazakhstan of 2019, the national team chess players, champions of the republic among juniors and nominees from Kazakhstan Chess Federation, will take part in the finals of the championship of Kazakhstan.

“Despite the fact that we are hardened by the games at the World Team Championship, participation in the Kazakhstan Championship requires a special preparation,” Rinat Dzhumabayev admits, “now a very strong generation of chess players is growing up in the country, which is not so easy to beat.”

All participants of the championship receive guaranteed cash prizes, holders of gold, silver and bronze medals are also awarded medals and diplomas.

The final games of the men’s championship will consist of 11 rounds and will last until May 2, the women’s final of 9 rounds will end on April 29th. The tournament is held in a circular system with the further calculation of the rating in FIDE.

More about championship

Download the rules of final of the Kazakhstan Championship among men

Download the rules of final of the Kazakhstan Championship among women

Applications for the Kazakhstan Chess Federation nominee are submitted by sending a letter to the official post of the Federation until April 10 office@kazchess.kz .

Finalists have to confirm their participation before April 10, 2018 by sending a letter to the official mail of the federation office@kazchess.kz .

CHAMPIONSHIP OF KAZAKHSTAN AMONG YOUNG MEN AND GIRLS UNDER 20

On March 16, 2019, the Championship of Kazakhstan in classical, rapid chess and blitz chess among boys and girls under 20 started in Ust-Kamenogorsk. 87 chess players took part in the tournament with a prize fund of 600,000 tenge.

“For the first time such a championship is taking place in Ust-Kamenogorsk,” said deputy governor of the East Kazakhstan region Almaskhan Smatlayev. “This year it is dedicated to the year of youth in Kazakhstan. This tournament brought together the strongest juniors, the best of whom will soon represent Kazakhstan in the international arena.”

The tournament is attended by 54 young men and 33 girls, including the Champions of Kazakhstan in 2018 to 20 years, champions of regions and cities of republican significance in 2019 to 20 years, as well as chess players with an international rating of at least 2000 ELO as of February 1, 2019.

“Such tournaments are the forge of professional chess players,” said the executive director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko, “because the winners of the Championship in the classics will be eligible to participate in the final of the Championship of the Republic, as well as in their own World Championship in classic chess to 20 years. Participants who take second place in classic chess will be eligible to participate in the Asian Personal Chess Championship U20. “.

Competitions are held on a regulated Swiss system in 9 rounds. Winners of the competition are determined by the highest number of points scored in all games. Participants who took 1, 2 and 3 places are awarded medals, diplomas and cash prizes.

More about the tournament

The general partner of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation is National Welfare Fund “Samruk Kazyna” JSC, the social partner is the Fund of Social Projects Development “Sumruk-Kazyna Trust”.

The general sponsor of the Regional Public Association “Kazakhstan Chess Federation” is a scientific educational fund named after Shahmardan Esenov.

For more information, contact:

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

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, WOMEN’S TEAM OF KAZAKHSTAN TOOK FIFTH PLACE

Today, March 14, 2019, the ninth (final) round of the World Team Chess Championship in Astana was completed, according to the results of which the women’s team of Kazakhstan took fifth place.

In total, the 10 strongest teams of the planet participated in the women’s section. Kazakhstan after nine rounds was stronger than India, USA, Armenia, Hungary and Egypt.

In the last round, our girls played against the Armenian national team. On the first board, Zhansaya Abdumalik received a standard début advantage in the French defense against the experienced Elina Danielyan and confidently led the game.

The situation of Bibisara Asaubayeva, who was playing today on the second board (black), was slightly worse. Lilit Mkrtchan is a very experienced and strong grandmaster, who played both in the World Cups and in the series of women’s Grand Prix tournaments. Our young asterisk kept a good blow for a while, but then tiredness began to show up (Bibisara played all nine rounds without rest, more than anyone else in the team). On the 21st move, Black impulsively “jerked” the “g” pawn from the king’s position, after which White quickly organized an irresistible attack. But the third and fourth boards got a significant advantage and were entitled to win.

Guliskhan Nakhbaeva received a nice position against Anna Sargsyan, where an Armenian girl, in order not to get a mate, had to be constantly on the alert. She managed to fight off direct threats as a result, but the constant pressure under which the Armenian chess player was underway effected the endgame, where, it seemed, it was a short way to draw. A blunder and Guliskhan triumphs!

Gulmira Dauletova immediately received not only a huge positional but also a material advantage. In the future, the advantage continued to increase, and, under the threat of the inevitable mate, Maria Gevorgian had to capitulate.

Failures of the team members affected the leader of the Armenian national team. The most experienced Danielyan begins to “mishit” and miss one miscalculation after another. Zhansaya achieves victory and the score in the match becomes 3:1!

“Elina Danielyan is a legendary chess player, an experienced grandmaster. Of course, the game was not easy”, – Zhansaya admits. “But I constantly put problems to keep my opponent in suspense. In the end, my opponent could not stand the onslaught and I was able to win. Among other things, yesterday our national team coach gave me the opportunity to recover from hard tours, and this was the right strategic decision.”

The main intrigue swirled in the seemingly passing game India-Hungary. According to the additional indicators, the Indian team had the same number of points with Kazakhstan and, moreover, played against the championship outsiders – the Hungarian team. It would seem that the fifth place was in their pocket.

But the Hungarian girls presented an unexpected surprise. Their team played hard the whole tournament, but they failed to enter the game. But in the ninth round chessplayers from Hungary gave the last fight to the Indian team and made it a draw. It is impossible to describe the feelings of the captain of the Indian team, who saw himself mentally in the secured fifth place. But sport is a sport, and the team of Kazakhstan for the first time in history rises to the fifth step of the podium! It is the outstanding accomplishment of our girls.

The women’s team of Kazakhstan was represented by: Zhansay Abdumalik, Dinara Saduakasova, Bibisara Asaubayeva, Guliskhan Nakhbaeva and Gulmira Dauletova.

As a result, the places squad teams in the women’s section were as follows:
1st place – China
2nd place – Russia
3rd place – Georgia
4th place – Ukraine
5th place – Каzakhstan
6th place – India
7th place – USA
8th place – Аrmenia
9th place – Hungary
10th place – Еgypt

 

 

 

General Sponsor of the World Championship is Eurasian Resources Group

 

 

 

General Partner of the World Championship is Samruk Kazyna NWF

     

 

 

 

Partner of the World Championship is Astana International Financial Center

 

 

MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF KAZAKHSTAN TOOK EIGHTH PLACE

Today, on March 14, 2019, the 9th (final) round of the World Team Chess Championship ended in Astana, where the Kazakhstani men’s team met with Chinese chess players.

In a bitter struggle, our chess players gave way to the Olympic champions – the PRC team – with a minimum score of 1.5:2.5 and eventually finished in eighth place, showing a good level of play in individual matches.

Rinat Jumabayev’s game against one of the world’s strongest grandmasters, Din Lirenja, did not last long, but Rinat had to find a lot of difficult choices to bring the game to a draw. An elegant tactical struggle, where our chess player was in no hurry with playing the material, will surely be remembered by fans of sharp non-standard sequels.

On the second board, Anuar Ismagambetov immediately after the debut (Nimzowitsch’s defense) was in a very difficult position, and Grandmaster Yu Yanyi played flawlessly.

Murtas Kazhgaleev and the rising star of world chess Wei I played a very intense battle game on the third board. Murtas tried to set the whole game for the problems, for which the Chinese youth was finding the right solutions all the time. The logical outcome of the meeting was a draw.

Pavlodar master Denis Makhnev has been continuously improving lately and this tournament will certainly benefit him. Today, playing with one of the strongest Asian chess players Ni Hua, he was constantly looking for counter chances, not trying to “sit in defense”. The Chinese grandmaster, in a position already close to a draw one, began to think more and more in search of an elusive advantage, while Denis, who had gone through a good blitz school and was generally known for his excellent speed qualities, responded instantly. At some point, the odds passed to the Pavlodar master, salvation had already been sought by his opponent. The margin of safety in White’s position was still quite large, although Denis continued to “test” his venerable opponent until the 99th move. Draw.

The men’s national team of Kazakhstan was represented by: Rinat Jumabayev, Anuar Ismagambetov, Murtas Kazhgaleev, Denis Makhnev and Peter Kostenko.

According to the results of the World Team Championship, the men’s team of Kazakhstan took the eighth place, ahead of Sweden and Egypt. The final standings look like this:

1st place – Russia
2nd place – Great Britain
3rd place – China
4th place – India
5th place – USA
6th place – Iran
7th place – Azerbaijan
8th place – Каzakhstan
9th place – Sweden
10th place – Еgypt

 

 

 

General Sponsor of the World Championship is Eurasian Resources Group

 

 

 

General Partner of the World Championship is Samruk Kazyna NWF

     

 

 

 

Partner of the World Championship is Astana International Financial Center