Dinara Saduakassova Wins Silver Medal in World Rapid Chess
In the incredible finish sprint Kazakh grandmaster Dinara Saduakassova won the silver medal of the world rapid championship. «Gold» went to the famous Chinese athlete Tan Zhongyi. To determine the winner eleven rounds were not enough, and the girls had to determine the strongest player on a tie-break.
On the way to the highest result, Dinara overcame an unusual path: in the start rounds, she made four draws, and then won six consecutive games. In the final round the Kazakh athlete tied with Indian Savitha Shri and secured herself at least «silver» world championship. The same number of points as Dinara scored the ex-world champion Tan Zhongyi, and the fight went to tie-break. In two additional blitz parties, luck was on the side of an experienced Chinese player. As a result, Tan Zhongyi (China) became the world champion in the rapid , vice-champion - Dinara Saduakassova (Kazakhstan), «bronze» received Savitha Shri (India).
Other representatives of Kazakhstan also showed good results. In particular, Zhansaya Abdumalik took 5th place, Alua Nurmanova - 23rd, Amina Kairbekova - 26th, Bibisara Assaubayeva - 29th. It is worth noting the success of two young Kazakh chess players - Zeinep Sultanbek (31st place) and Zarina Nurgaliyeva (35th place).
December 29-30, athletes will take part in the World Cup blitz.
The tournament is organised by FIDE and the Kazakhstan Chess Federation. The championship is held with the support of the akimat of Almaty and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The general partner of the World Cup is Freedom Broker, which provides the entire prize fund. Partners of the tournament are also Lancaster Group, Shokan Ualikhanov School, «Thiolain» enterprise, domestic startup Chess Legends, Polymetal, water producer Turan, Coca-cola, Samruk Kazyna National Welfare Fund and Sport Qory Tourism and Sports Industry Support Fund.
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