Every day, as part of the World Team Chess Championship, exciting events are held to promote the ancient game among Kazakhstani people.

On March 11, FIDE master Pavel Yurkov conducted a simul of blind play simultaneously. For two hours he kept in his mind all the moves on the 16 boards, never looking at the location of the pieces. The result is 8 wins, 2 losses and 6 draws. Note that the chess master from 3 to 1 level opposed the Astana master.

After the session there was a competition for solving chess problems, in which 40 people took part – from novice athletes to chess players of the CMS level. Participants were offered tasks with non-standard arrangements of shapes that require uncommon ingenuity.

On March 12, a “Blitz tournament among seniors” took place, in which 21 chess players took part in the age category 50+. The winner of the competition was Candidate Master of Sports in chess Andrei Stepanov from Astana.

And, finally, on March 13, the Chess in School program manager of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation Saltanat Nogaibalanova presented a school chess development project for 2020. After the presentation, the details of further cooperation with the representatives of 8 metropolitan schools were discussed.

The program “Chess at School” is a portfolio of projects aimed at introducing chess as a compulsory subject in schools of the republic. The program is implemented by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation with the assistance of the Scientific and Educational Foundation named after Sh. Esenov.

– In the modern world, chess is interpreted not only as a sport, but also as an integral part of the education system. Studies conducted in countries in which chess is introduced as a school subject show that students demonstrate better results in independence, creative thinking, reflexes, and comparative analysis, – said Saltanat Noghibalanova.




General Sponsor of the World Championship is Eurasian Resources Group




General Partner of the World Championship is Samruk Kazyna NWF





Partner of the World Championship is Astana International Financial Center