The process of transferring documentation to the new office of the KCF (Executive Director Zhandos Abishev), which will now be located in Nur-Sultan City (previously it operated in the city of Almaty), according to the delivery-acceptance act, completed on February 28, 2020.

All necessary payments in fulfillment of obligations under previously concluded contracts accepted by the previous administration of the KCF made before February 28 of this year.

The previous team closed the 2019 fiscal year and made payments on obligations under previously concluded contracts for the 1st quarter of 2020: payments to FIDE, transportation of documentation of fixed assets and commodities and materials to the city of Nur-Sultan, organization and holding of tournaments of the championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan under 20 years of age and the championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan among seniors, payment for the services of coaches under contracts for the first quarter of 2020, as well as administrative expenses for January and February, payments to the employees who received notifications in connection with the relocation of the office. Due to the postponement of the Executive Committee, the planned payments of scholarships to athletes for the first quarter of 2020 in February postponed to a later period. The total amount of these amounted to (including the planned scholarship for the first quarter) 31 million tenge.

All financial statements on the activities of the KCF for the period from July 4, 2015 up to 2019 are on the website of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation and are available at the following link:

Further funding of the KCF is entirely the prerogative of the new team.

Irina Grishchenko, former Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.



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The FIDE President  Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich congratulated Beibut Atamkulov on the new post of President of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.

In his congratulation, Arkady Vladimirovich noted that Kazakhstan is a country with rich chess traditions, as well as the fact that kazakh chess players are known all over the world.

Separately, the FIDE President expressed confidence that the personal authority and vast experience of the newly elected KCF President will give a positive impetus to the further promotion to the game.


Let us remind that since July 2015, the post of the president of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation (KCF ) was held by Galimzhan Yessenov, the founder of the Shakhmardan Yessenov Foundation and the founder of the Almaty marathon.  “I have started a large number of social projects these days that require my attention, including 2 more sports federations and associations, so I proposed my colleagues to elect a new president of the chess federation. We have built an excellent team of athletes, coaches, organizers, managers. We have practiced all business processes and standards in the Kazakhstan Chess Federation. I’m sure that under the leadership, the federation will continue to show good results and soar to new heights,” – commented the decision of the congress Galimzhan Yessenov.

Last five years the women’s team of Kazakhstan became the fifth at the World Team Championship and the eleventh at the World Chess Olympiad.  The largest chess tournaments and others were held in Kazakhstan, bringing together the best chess players of the world. Kazakhstani chess players became winners and prize winners of the largest international tournaments such as the Asian Championship, the Asian Nations Cup, the Asian Indoor Games.

“The Chess Federation under the leadership of Galimzhan Yessenov, has made a great job – said Executive Director Irina Grishchenko of the KCF, – dozens of national tournaments have been conducted annually, as well as high level major world competitions have been organized; new world champions have stood out in the ranks of our national team. Kazakhstan athletes brought 200 medals to the country from various international tournaments.”

An extraordinary Congress of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation took place on January 31, during which the new President of the Federation – Beibut Atamkulov was elected.


Report on the activities of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation for 2015-2019 years (download)