On March 11, 2019, the 6th round of the World Team Championship kicked off in Astana, in which the chairman of the Committee for Sports and Physical Culture of Kazakhstan Serik Sapiyev made the first move on the board of Zhansai Abdumalik against the Hungarian chess player Hoang Thanh Chang.

“Although the first move is symbolic, it was very exciting. I am participating in such an honorable mission for the first time, especially at such a large world-class tournament,” – the boxer admitted, “Zhansaya is a strong player, I am sure she has every chance rto win today.

“Serik knows exactly how to deliver crushing blows. Today, as always, I am confident in my abilities, but additional moral support will not hurt. The first move from the Olympic boxing champion is simply bound to bring good luck,” – said Zhansaya before the match.

The Olympic champion appreciated the quality of preparation and holding of the World Team Championship, noting that this event is of great importance not only for Kazakhstani chess fans, but also for the country as a whole. The boxer also stressed the need for further development of chess among the younger generation..

“In boxing, as in chess, without a properly built strategy, you will not achieve victory. I myself was engaged in chess in my youth, and my children are now attending the chess section. I am sure that over time, chess in Kazakhstan will become no less popular than boxing,” – the athlete concluded.

In the 6th round of the World Team Chess Championship, the Kazakhstan women’s team plays with the representatives of Hungary, and the men’s team opposes the players from India.The live broadcast of the championship in Kazakh, Russian and English can be seen on the official website of the Team World Championship: http://wteams.astana2019.fide.com

All the latest news is also on the site: https://kazchess.kz/category/press-center/news/




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