Individual Rapid Championship of Kazakhstan came to an end in Karaganda. Gold medal among men was won by International Master (IM) from Almaty, Ayan Akhmetov. Candidate Master (CM) from Astana, Amina Kairbekova, had no match among women.

It should be noted that both championship leaders showed great results at the National Championship finished the day before. Ayan Akhmetov won the first place on the third boards, Amina Kairbekova was second on the fourth boards. At the individual championship of the Republic they gained 7.5 points out of 9 possible.

Second among men was chess players from West Kazakhstan Region (WKR), Azamat Utegaliev. Honorable third place at the pedestal was given to the international gross master (GM)< Rustam Khusnutdinov. The main coach of women’s national team of Kazakhstan at the team championship came first on the first boards.

Silver medal of the individual rapid championship was won by the chess player from Shymkent, Kristina Kim. Bronze medal was given to the women’s FIDE master, Nazerke Nurgali from Kyzylorda.
Tomorrow, October 14th is the start date of National Individual Blitz Championship.

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