In Almaty, the Championship of Kazakhstan among women has ended, where, after 9 rounds in the classics, grandmaster Guliskhan Nakhbaeva became the country champion for the seventh time. The title of vice-champion deservedly went to Gulmira Dauletova. Honorary bronze went to Madina Davletbayeva. In total, 10 chess players of the republic met in the struggle for the title of champion of the country and the prize fund of 2.5 million KZT.
“It may seem that after the World Team Championship, the Republican Championship is a simple tournament. However, this is a big mistake, – Guliskhan admits, – All my rivals are strong chess players, who were not easy to resist. But I put maximum strength and guaranteed myself a victory with an impressive margin.”
Champion of Kazakhstan in addition to a cash prize of 600 000 KZT gets the right to be an official participant from the country in the personal championship of Asia and the zonal tournament. In total, 10 woman chess players took part in the women final. According to the results of the tournament, places from 4 to 10 were distributed respectively between: Asel Serikbay, Zeynep Sultanbek, Alfia Nasybulina, Amina Kairbekova, Meruert Kamalidenova, Elena Ankudinova and Aruzhan Shauken.
“Our champion shared that she is not going to stop there and intends to break the record of 11-time champion of the KazSSR Aida Muslimova, – says the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko.
The women final was held in a circular system in 9 rounds with a FIDE rating calculation. The championship was attended by winners of last year finals, winners of the semifinal of the current year, as well as members of the Kazakhstan national team.
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.