“ASTANA OPEN-2019” UP TO 14 years

From the 9th – 17th July, the 4th stage of the Children’s Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan – “ASTANA OPEN-2019” will take place in Nur-Sultan. This is a national open chess tournament for children in the age categories up to 10 and up to 14 years, consisting of 2 tournaments with a total prize fund of 1,100,000 tenge.

Preliminary applications are accepted by e-mail at astanaopen2019@mail.ru via the form provided until up to June 30th 2019.

For the participants requesting registration after the deadline, available tournament spaces will cost an additional 10 000 tenge.

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“ASTANA OPEN-2019” – 1st STAGE OF THE KAZAKHSTAN CHESS CUP FOR ADULTS

From 9th to 18th July 2019, the 1st stage of the Astana Open 2019 Chess Cup will take place in Nur-Sultan. This is an international chess competition, consisting of 4 tournaments, with a Prize Fund of 7,500,000 tenge.

Tournament schedule:

– From July 9th to July 18th, the Astana Open ‘A’ tournament will take place – Stage 1 of the Republic of Kazakhstan Chess Cup for players rated 1800 and higher.

– From 9th to 18th July, the Astana Open ‘B’ tournament will take place – a rating tournament for chess players from ELO 1799 and below.

– July 14th – blitz tournament “Astana Open-blitz”

– From July 1st to July 7th – “Astana Masters” – a tournament for chess players with an international grandmaster norm.

The international chess tournament “ASTANA OPEN-2019” is held according to FIDE rules and is a stage of the adult Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan in classical chess.

To take part in the tournament, it is necessary to send applications via email to astanaopen2019@mail.ru by June 30th, 2019

APPLICATION FOR FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS

APPLICATION for Kazakhstan participants

For participants who requestregistration later than the dates specified, the tournament fee is increased by 10,000 tenge (subject to availability)

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JANSA ABDUMALIK TOOK GOLD FROM EX-CHAMPION ALEXANDER KOSTENYUK

In the city of Hanshui, China, the IMSA World Masters Championship has ended. Kazakhstan was first invited to this prestigious tournament. Our country was represented by an international grandmaster, Zhansaya Abdumalik, who was also the youngest participant in the championship. In total, 16 strongest woman chess players of the world took part in the rapid and blitz competitions. The woman from Almaty won several victories over former world champions.

“My opponents in different years took the world championship, so it was impossible to relax for a second, – says Zhansaya. – I managed to beat Tan Zhongyi, the world champion of 2017-2018, as well as Nanu Dzagnidze, Irina Krush and Lei Tingzi. In the blitz, I took revenge on Maria Muzichuk, winning 2-0. Humpy Koneru won with the same score.”

According to the results of the tournament, Abdumalik raised her rating in blitz to 2414, and now she is the only Kazakhstani chess player who has an ELO above 2400 in all three types of chess: classic, rapid and blitz chess tournaments.

“Zhansaya took the seventh places in rapid and blitz in the tournament. She showed an excellent game, – says the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation Irina Grishchenko, – In addition to the crushing victories over the strongest chess players of the planet, she tied with the rating favorite Chinese woman Lei Tingzi. Parties with and former world champions Ukrainian Anna Ushenina and Russian Alexandra Kosteniuk also ended in a draw, but Zhansaei managed to beat the famous players in one game. The defeat from Zhansai deprived Kosteniuk of gold in this championship.”

In total, 170 players from 36 countries took part in the competition. The selection of participants was carried out by the International Chess Federation on the results of performances at chess tournaments in 2018-2019. For the first time IMSA World Masters Championship was held in Beijing in 2008. During this time, such chess legends as Anatoly Karpov, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Hou Yifan, Ju Vendzui and others played in it.

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.

IN 40 SCHOOLS WILL INTRODUCE THE SUBJECT OF CHESS

In the competition for the implementation of the program “Chess in School”, 40 educational institutions of the republic won, in which, starting from 1 September, they will start learning how to play according to methodological manuals of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation. Also winners of the competition will receive a full technical equipment for training.

“From 1 March to 7 April, Kazakhstan held a competition for the implementation of this program. In total, we received 111 applications, and during the month the expert council carefully considered each candidate, – says project manager Saltanat Nogaibalanova, – The prize fund of the competition consisted of laptops, speakers, MFU, projector, chess boards, pieces, clocks, and a demonstration material. In addition, schools will receive a curriculum and teaching aids developed by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation specifically for primary school pupils.”

To date, this program has already been implemented in 44 schools in Almaty, Pavlodar, Kyzylorda and Shymkent, where more than 2 thousand pupils study. In addition, for the better mastering of the material, special training manuals were prepared, 85 trainers and 41 school psychologists were trained. The impact of chess on children was assessed in 22 schools, with more than 1,700 primary school students taking part in it.

“Chess in school is one of the priorities of our federation, – says the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko. – By the beginning of the new school year, the program will operate in 84 schools in 34 cities and villages of Kazakhstan. It is gratifying that the competition covered all the regions of the republic, for example, we received 20 applications from Pavlodar. We were a little surprised that only one school from Uralsk participated in the competition, despite the fact that much attention is paid to chess in this city. Pupils of schools in this region regularly become prize-winners of international and republican tournaments, and West Kazakhstan Innovation and Technology University is already introducing a program of additional education for adults in the academic discipline “Chess: theory and methodology of teaching”.

The schools that won the competition represent 30 different cities and towns of the country, including cities: Kokshetau, Aktobe, Temir, Atyrau, Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Shymkent, Shu, Zhezkazgan, Karaganda, Karkaralinsk, Temirtau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Aktau, Ekibastuz, Petropavlovsk, Arys, as well as villages: Balkashino, Kurshim, Uvarovo, Kulan, Borsengir, Aktogay, Koktobe, Chernoretsk, Enbekshi, Enbektu, Chemgan.

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.

KAZAKHSTAN WILL TAKE PART IN THE “WHITE ROOK”

From 1 to 11 June, in the Russian city of Sochi, the open All-Russian chess competition “White Rook” will be held among teams of educational institutions. Each team consists of 5 participants, including 4 players and 1 coach. One of the players is the captain. The tournament is held according to the Swiss system with 9 rounds.

Tournament schedule:
1 June – arrival
1 June, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm – meeting of the selection committee
1 June, 7:00 pm – opening ceremony
1 June, 8:00 pm – meeting of team representatives
1 June, 10:30 pm – meeting of arbitrators
1 June, 11:59 pm – drawing
2 June, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm – 1 round
from 3 to 10 June, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – 2-9 round
10 June, 5:00 pm – closing ceremony and awarding of participants
11 June – departure of participants

At the tournament Kazakhstan will be represented by students of the Lyceum School №1 from Nur-Sultan, who became the winners of the school league competitions “Akbozat”:

– Dias Alimbetov
— Boris Cherkasov
— Madi Ashimbayev
— Anastasia Pereyma

Winners and prize-winners in individual competitions are awarded with medals and diplomas of the Russian Chess Federation. The teams that take the first three places in the final receive cups, certificates and special prizes from the Russian Chess Federation. Teams are awarded with medals and certificates of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation. All teams participating in the final competitions receive certificates from the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. All participants of the final competition will be awarded with souvenirs from the Russian Chess Federation.

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CHESS MASTER CLASS FOR CHILDREN”S HOME

In Almaty regional children’s home No.1 was a session of simultaneous chess,
which was attended by 25 children who are fond of chess. The master class for the pupils of the children’s home was held by the international master Gulmira Dauletova and the master of FIDE Asylkah Karayev.

After four hours of play, all the children received souvenirs from the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, and three novice chess players who played in a draw with recognized masters received medals and special prizes from the federation.

“The level of children play is amazing, – says Gulmira Dauletova, – It is quite possible to say that if you start practicing with these children on a regular basis, then strong players will grow from them. During the game, there was excitement, interest, the children thought about each move, and were not going to give up until the very end of the game.”

In total, in the children’s home No. 1 there live about 100 children. In addition to a variety of activities, such as football, martial arts, handicraft, music, etc., many pupils are fond of chess. At the end of the session, the children also received a demo chess board as a gift for learning the game.

“In cooperation with children’s homes, we are not going to limit ourselves to just this kind of practice, – says Irina Gryshchenko, the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, – we plan to continue working with these talented children at different levels. In particular, some children expressed a desire to play in chess schools, and we will provide such an opportunity for them absolutely free.”

 

 

Cooperation with children’s homes for the Kazakhstan Chess Federation is not new. A month earlier, laptops were transferred to children’s homes in the republic, which will improve learning processes, including the use of various online platforms for mastering chess.

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.

PARTICIPANTS OF ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP AMONG SCHOOLCHILDREN DETERMINED

From 19 to 29 June 2019 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the Asian Championship among schoolchildren will be held. At the tournament Kazakhstan as official participants from the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, will represent 12 young chess players in six age categories up to 17 years old.

In the championship among girls will take part:
— Bibisara Abylaykyzy (in the category up to 7 years old)
— Elnaz Kaliakhmet (in the category up to 9 years old)
— Anelia Turar (in the category up to 11 years old)
— Eldana Kaliahmet (in the category up to 13 years old)
— Zeynep Sultanbek (in the category up to 15 years old)
— Aruzhan Shauken (in the category up to 17 years old)

Among young men will compete for the title of champion:
Alisher Abdsatar (in the category up to 7 years old)
Dinmukhammed Tulendinov (in the category up to 9 years old)
Edgar Mammadov (in the category up to 11 years old)
Bekmuhammed Nesipbev (in the category up to 13 years old)
Alibek Turarov (in the category up 15 years old)
Abilmansur Abylhair (in the category up to 17 years)

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WINNERS OF THE “CHESS AT SCHOOL” COMPETITION DEFINED

The competition for the implementation of the program “Chess in School”, which was held from 1 March to 7 April among educational institutions of Kazakhstan, was completed. A total of 111 applications for participation were received by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation. Within a month, the expert council of the competition thoughtfully considered each candidate, and today we are ready to announce a list of 40 schools that won prizes.

1 place was shared by 5 schools:
– School No. 2, Kokshetau, Akmola region;
– School No. 8, Aktobe region, Aktobe;
– School No. 70, Nur-Sultan;
– School of Enbekshi village, Turkestan region;
– School No. 89, Shymkent.
Prize fund for schools that took 1st place:
– chess boards 20 pieces;
– chess pieces 20 pieces;
– demonstration chess board 1 piece;
– chess clock 10 pieces;
– projector kit on the bracket, screen, etc. 1 piece;
– laptop 1 pieces;
– MFU 1 piece;
– set of cartridges;
– speakers 1 piece.

2 place was shared by 10 schools:
– School No. 60, Aktobe, Aktobe region;
– School at Chemolgan station, Almaty region;
– Technical gymnasium, Atyrau, Atyrau region;
– School of Uvarovo village, East Kazakhstan region;
– A. Bokeykhanova School, Kulan village, Zhambyl region;
– Zhambyl School, Shu, Zhambyl region;
– School No. 2, Karkaralinsk, Karaganda region;
– Physics and Mathematics Lyceum, Kostanay, Kostanay region;
– School No. 136, Kyzylorda, Kyzylorda Region;
– School No. 1 , Ekibastuz, Pavlodar region.
Prize fund for schools that took 1st place:
– chess boards 20 pieces;
– chess pieces 20 pieces;
– demonstration chess board 1 piece;
– chess clock 10 pieces;
– laptop 1 pieces;
– MFU 1 piece;
– set of cartridges;
– speakers 1 piece.

3 place was shared by 25 schools:
– School No. 1, v. Balkashino, Akmola region;
School No. 3, Kokshetau, Akmola region;
– School of the Enbektu village, Aktobe region;
– Baisheva School, Temir, Aktobe region;
– School No. 153, Almaty;
– School of the Erkinkala settlement, Atyrau, Atyrau region;
– Taymanov School, Atyrau, Atyrau region;
– School No. 5, v. Kursim, East Kazakhstan;
– School No. 1, p. Kulan, Zhambyl region;
– School No. 10, v. Borsengir, Karaganda region;
– School No. 3, Zhezkazgan, Karaganda region;
– School No. 17, Temirtau, Karaganda region;
– School No. 41, Karaganda, Karaganda region;
– School No. 6, Karaganda, Karaganda region;
– School № 7, Aktau, Mangystau region;
– IT Lyceum, Aktau, Mangistau region;
– School No. 72, Nur-Sultan;
– Abaya School, v. Aktogay, Pavlodar region;
– School No.1, v. Chernoretsk, Pavlodar region;
– E.Mukasheva School, v. Koktobe, Pavlodar region;
– Grammar school BEST, Petropavlovsk, North Kazakhstan;
– S.Seifullin School, Arys, Turkestan region;
– School No. 86, Shymkent;
– School No. 49, Shymkent;
– School No. 9, Shymkent.
Prize fund for schools that took 1st place:
– chess boards 20 pieces
– chess pieces 20 pieces
– demonstration chess board 1 pieces
– chess clocks 10 pieces.

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List of school prize winners

CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN 2019 AMONG SENIORS

From July 2 to July 12 2019 in the village of Merke, Merkensky district, Zhambyl region, the Championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan among seniors will be held, dedicated to the memory of war veteran, Hero of Socialist Labor Amanzhol Turgymbayev.

The competition will be held in the building of the House of Children and Youth “Umіt”, located 40 km from the railway station Lugovaya and 5 km from the station Merke, 100 km from the station Shu.

 

The House of Children and Youth “Umіt”

The place of residence of the tournament participants – Hotel “Merke”. The cost of a standard single room – 6000 KZT, a standard double room – 3000 KZT per person.

 

Hotel “Merke”

The competitions are held according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds.

Tournament schedule:
2 July – Arrival day
2 July, 6:00 pm – Technical meeting
3 July, 2:00 pm – Opening ceremony
3 July, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm – I round (classic)
4 July, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm – II round (classic)
5 July, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm – III round (classic)
6 July, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm – IV round (classical)
7 July, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm – V round (classic)
8 July, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm – VI round (classic)
9 July, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm – VII round (classic)
10 July, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm – VIIІ round (classic)
11 July, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm – IX tour (classic)
July 11, 4:00 pm – Closing ceremony
12 July – Departure day

Participants who take 1-3 places are awarded with medals, diplomas and prizes.

The prize fund in the age category from 50 to 65 among men:
1 place – 56,250 KZT
2 place – 37,500 KZT
3 place – 31,250 KZT

The prize fund in the age category from 50 to 65 years among women:
1 place – 56,250 KZT
2 place – 37,500 KZT
3 place – 31,250 KZT

The prize fund in the age group over 65 among men:
1 place – 56,250 KZT
2 place – 37,500 KZT
3 place – 31,250 KZT

The prize fund in the age group over 65 among women:
1 place – 56,250 KZT
2 place – 37,500 KZT
3 place – 31,250 KZT

According to the results of the Championship, participants who receive the right to participate in the following competitions are determined:

– Personal World Championship in standard chess among seniors for those who took 1st place in tournaments 50-65 years and 65 and older;

– Personal Asia Championship in standard chess among seniors for those who took 2nd place in tournaments 50-65 years and 65 and older women;

– Personal World Championship in standard chess among seniors for those who took 1st place in tournaments 50-65 years and 65 and older;

– Personal Asia Championship in standard chess among seniors for those who took 2nd place in tournaments 50-65 years and 65 and older women;

Preliminary applications for participation in the competition to determine the total number of players are accepted until 23 June 2019.

The contact person is Kembay Kemekuly +7 705 914 6484. Applications are accepted by e-mail ol_alex@mail.ru

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II CUP OF A.E. KARPOVA WILL BE HELD IN KYRGYZSTAN

From 29 July to 8 August 2019 in the city of Cholpon-Ata of the Kyrgyz Republic will be held the II Cup of A.E. Karpov in chess among children from 6 to 14 years old.

The tournament is held with a rating calculation, according to the Swiss system of 9 rounds (or roundabout), depending on the number of participants according to the FIDE rules.

Tournament schedule:
29 July – the day of arrival
30 June, till 6:00 pm – registration of participants
30 July, 10:00 am – opening ceremony
30 July, 11:00 am – 1 round
31 July, 10:00 am – 2 round
01 August, 10:00 am – 3 round
02 August, 10:00 am – 4 round
03 August, 10:00 am – 5 round
04 August, 10:00 am – 6 round
05 August, 10:00 am – 7 round
06 August, 10:00 am – 8 round
07 August, 10:00 am – 9 round
07 August, 7:00 pm – closing ceremony
08 August – departure day

The winners of the tournament “II Cup of A.P. Karpov” in chess among boys and girls of age categories up to 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 years old are awarded with cups, medals, diplomas and valuable prizes. Prize-winners – valuable prizes and diplomas.

Each participant will receive a certificate of participation.

Each foreign player and each accompanying person pays a Registration fee of 100 USD (one hundred US dollars). The deadline for registration is 30 June 2019. The player can enroll both individually and from the National Federation.

The application deadline is 30 June 2019.

To register you need:

– Fill in the Registration Form
— Send a copy of the passport
— Confirm the fact of payment (take a photo or scan a payment receipt)
– Send the completed registration form, a copy of the passport and payment confirmation to the e-mail: kamilya.a@kazchess.kz

Participants need to send a completed registration form, a copy of a passport, and a document confirming payment of fees and 50% for accommodation until 30 June 2019.

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