Today, March 9, 2019, on the fifth tournament day of the World Team Championship, Kazakhstan’s No. 1 Grandmaster Rinat Jumabayev dismisses the World Vice Champion (2016), the legendary Sergey Karyakin.

“It was a difficult game, — says Rinat Jumabayev, — But I managed to seize the initiative from the chess opening.  My opponent, as always, demonstrated a high-class game, but after more than 5 hours in defense, he could not stand the stress and made a mistake that cost him the game.”

Of course, Rinat performed a miracle, no wonder that Sergey Karyakin is jokingly called as the “Minister of Defense” on the sidelines, as his ability to defend the worst positions has become a legend. And today he demonstrated the highest class. But our Rinat was better! In the endgame, where there were almost no resources for victory, a small detachment of white figures consisted from rook and bishop, headed by the king, bravely went ahead and suddenly managed to create a checkmate network for the black king. As a result — a sensational victory over the contender for the World chess crown.

Unfortunately, despite this resounding victory, the men’s team of Kazakhstan lost to the Russians, the score was 1 to 3.

Let us remember: from 4 to 14 March 2019, the AIFC building hosts the World Chess Team Championship in Astana, which is attended by 10 men’s and 10 women’s teams from 14 countries.

Live broadcast of the championship in Kazakh, Russian and English can be seen on the official website of the World Team Championship: http://wteams.astana2019.fide.com

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