ASSEL SERIKBAY AND NAZERKE NURGALI – CHAMPIONS OF THE COUNTRY RAPID AND BLITZ

In Almaty the Championship of Kazakhstan rapid chess and blitz among women has completed. Gold in rapid has taken Serikbai Asel, the winner in the blitz was Nurgali Nazierke. Both chess players are representatives of the Kyzylorda chess school.

“Practically in the same composition, we literally competed in the classics a few days ago, – says one of the winners of the tournament, Assel Serikbay, – but in rapid chess the prizes were distributed somewhat differently. On the whole, I am pleased with the results – I managed to play and give my all.”

Davletbaeva Madina won silver in rapid, bronze remained for Gulmira Dauletova. The second and third place in the blitz went to Amine Kairbekova and Ksenia Balabayeva.

“This tournament is unique in that for the first time in Kazakhstan, the Rapid and Blitz Championship was broadcast online using electronic boards, – says the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Irina Grishchenko.

In total, 29 sportswomen took part in the Rapid Championship, 30 players in blitz. Contenders for the title of champion of the country for three days fought for a prize fund of 350,000 KZT.