A HISTORIC FIRST FOR KAZAKHSTAN — ASIAN CHESS CHAMPION

Kazakhstan chess player Dinara Saduakasova won a landslide victory in the Asian Championship, beating 35 titled athletes from 15 countries of the continent. The athlete scored 7.5 points out of 9, ensuring an impressive lead.

“The Asian Championship is a serious tournament,” says Dinara, “all my rivals are experienced chess players with a solid track record. The competition was strong, but I managed to get the best result. ”

In the championship, Kazakhstan was represented by two more chess players: Rinat Dzhumabaev and Gulmira Dauletova. Rinat tied with five players in second position on point, taking 5th place overall out of based on additional ranking indicators.

“The Asian Individual Championship has been held since 1981 and for the first time in its entire history Kazakhstan has won this tournament,” noted Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko, “Dinara is the real pride of Kazakhstan.”

Second place in the women’s section was taken by Indonesian chess player, Irina Harisma Sukandar, third place went to Mongolian athlete Munxul Turmunh. Vietnamese Le Quang Liem became the Asian men’s champion, with second and third places for Indian chess players Kartikeyan Murali and Panayappan Sethuraman.

The general partner of the KCF is Samruk Kazyna NWF, the social partner is the Samruk-Kazyna Trust social projects development fund.

The general sponsor of the NGO “Kazakhstan Chess Federation” is the Shakhmardan Yessenov Science and Education Foundation.