Zhansaya Abdumalik topped the list of the best female chess players of the world under 20 at once in all types of chess. Kazakhstan chess player leads ELO rating in classics, rapid chess and blitz. Prior to this, no Kazakhstan chess player could not conquer the world ranking simultaneously in three types of games.
“I am proud of my daughter,” says the father of the athlete, Daniyar Ashirov, “She works hard and constantly improves her skills. And this historical indicator is the result of its fruitful and scrupulous work. ”
Zhansaya started playing chess from early childhood and at the age of 14 became the youngest grandmaster of Kazakhstan. Now, in the box of an eighteen-year-old athlete, there are many awards at prestigious republican and world tournaments.
“Every time I try to give my all to the fullest, using all my skills that I owe to parents and coaches,” the chess player admits. “Yes, this is a good achievement, but this is not a reason to rest on our laurels. I have something to work on and where to grow, and the most important result for me is to play better every day than I played yesterday. ”
In November 2018, at the debut adult World Championships, Zhansaya became the first athlete in the history of Kazakhstan chess to qualify to the quarterfinals. And at the world championship in rapid and blitz, held in December last year, the chess player took the 6th place in rapid chess among women.