The final of the Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan among men and women, as well as among boys and girls up to 14 years ended in Astana. Victory in the men’s final was won by Russian Dmitry Khegai. Madina Davletbayeva from Taraz became the best among women. The Junior Cup Final ended with the victory of two representatives of the capital schools – Kazybek Nogerbek from Astana and Assel Lesbekova from Almaty.
“If a chess player dressed in Kazakhstan’s uniform, you always know that he is a strong athlete, and the game will definitely be interesting,” says Dmitry Khegai, “I was repeatedly convinced of this both in the qualifying rounds and in the Republic Cup final. In the final games it was not easy to win. ”
The Cup Final of the Republic of Kazakhstan traditionally determines the best chess players who receive the right to represent the country in large-scale world tournaments. In addition to the cash prize, the winners of the children’s finals of the Cup are guaranteed a ticket to the finals of the 2018 Kazakhstan Republic Championship, as well as the opportunity to participate in the youth World Cup of the coming year.
“In the Cup final, a prize pool of 3.7 million tenge was drawn, which was distributed among all the finalists. The winner of the men’s final took 400,000 tenge with him, Madina Davletbayeva received the same amount. The best players in the category up to 14 years old received 100,000 tenge each,” summarized the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Gryshchenko.
Recall that in the final of the Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 16 Kazakhstan and 4 foreign athletes took part – the winners of the last year’s cup, as well as the strongest players in the qualifying rounds. The tournament was held in a circular system separately for men and women.
The general partner of Kazakhstan Chess Federation is Samruk Kazyna NWF, a social partner is “Samruk-Kazyna Trust”, a social projects development fund.
The general sponsor of the NGO “Kazakhstan Chess Federation” is Shakhmardan Yesenov Scientific Educational Foundation.
Final tournament tables: