3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze were taken home by Kazakhstan chess players from the World Championship among schoolchildren held in Turkey. In total, 392 chess players from 33 countries took part in the tournament.

After nine rounds of classical chess, gold medals won Hanzada Amanzhol, Elnaz Kaliahmet and Nurgali Nazerke in categories up to 7, 9 and 15 years, respectively. Silver winners were Alisher Abdsattar and Edgar Mamedov in the categories up to 7 and up to 9 years, respectively. Third places rightfully went to Ryan Zhumagali and Dinmukhamed Tulandinov in the category of up to 9 years, and Aisha Zakirova in the category of up to 11 years.

“Our schoolchildren showed excellent results, – says the head of the delegation of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Flyura Khasanova, – Our children won 6 medals at the championship among schoolchildren last year, and 8 in the same year.”

Kazakhstan winners of this World Cup got the right to participate in the World Championship among schoolchildren next year.

“Great results at the school world championship prove that chess culture in our country continues to develop, – says the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko, – And the project “Chess in school” that we introduce into the system of secondary schools will only strengthen the trend.”

The World Championship among schoolchildren annually gathers the strongest representatives of secondary schools from around the world. This year the tournament was held in the Turkish city of Lara, and chess players of 7-15 years old took part 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.