In Almaty regional children’s home No.1 was a session of simultaneous chess,
which was attended by 25 children who are fond of chess. The master class for the pupils of the children’s home was held by the international master Gulmira Dauletova and the master of FIDE Asylkah Karayev.

After four hours of play, all the children received souvenirs from the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, and three novice chess players who played in a draw with recognized masters received medals and special prizes from the federation.

“The level of children play is amazing, – says Gulmira Dauletova, – It is quite possible to say that if you start practicing with these children on a regular basis, then strong players will grow from them. During the game, there was excitement, interest, the children thought about each move, and were not going to give up until the very end of the game.”

In total, in the children’s home No. 1 there live about 100 children. In addition to a variety of activities, such as football, martial arts, handicraft, music, etc., many pupils are fond of chess. At the end of the session, the children also received a demo chess board as a gift for learning the game.

“In cooperation with children’s homes, we are not going to limit ourselves to just this kind of practice, – says Irina Gryshchenko, the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, – we plan to continue working with these talented children at different levels. In particular, some children expressed a desire to play in chess schools, and we will provide such an opportunity for them absolutely free.”



Cooperation with children’s homes for the Kazakhstan Chess Federation is not new. A month earlier, laptops were transferred to children’s homes in the republic, which will improve learning processes, including the use of various online platforms for mastering chess.

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.