Kazakh chess player further advanced towards Top-10 world strongest grandmasters

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09 July, 2018, 18:17 264
Kazakh chess player further advanced towards Top-10 world strongest grandmasters

This is a new record over the entire history of Kazakhstan’s chess.

Multiple chess world champion who joint the top-15 strongest women of the planet Dinara Saduakassova keeps paving her way towards the top-10 best women’s chess players of the FIDE world rankings, BNews.kz correspondent reports.

After winning the prestigious international open tournament l'Open d'échecs de Porticcio (Porticcio Open-2018) that was held from June 30 to July 7 of 2018 on the coast of Corsica in Porticcio, Kazakh chess player Dinara Saduakassova following the world rankings ranks elevenths. This is a new record over the whole history of Kazakhstan’s chess.

In the fifth tournament in Porticcio, 250 chess players of the world chess elite from 24 world states too part: players from 14 to 50 from the European Union states and ending with nominees from the South African Republic, the Kazakh chess player took the first place among women in the tournament.

“After the tournament in Czechia, where I demonstrated the best result among women, but in my opinion I did not tried my best. I accepted the tournament in Porticcio as a challenge. The game was not a easy one. The tournament was taken part by the current grandmasters, top chess players from the FIDE rankings. The tournament also has the rule that bans to agree on a draw, that has made the game more gripping and uncompromising. Such tournaments give the possibility to chess players to demonstrate themselves and to make their countries recognizable. Kazakhstan was represented for the third time and I am glad to hear that international grandmasters observe chess players from Kazakhstan as strong opponents,” said Dinara Saduakassova commenting the game.

The well-known chess player also confirmed that she intended to fulfill the promise given to Kazakhstan citizens to enter the top-5 strongest women of the world and to bring the chess crown to Kazakhstan as soon as possible.

After the tournament, the Kazakh chess player will leave for Aktau (West Kazakhstan) to hold master classes and a session of a one-time game at the Chess Tournament among children and young people to commemorate prominent public figure, highly esteemed Kazakh chess player and enthusiast to develop the domestic chess Lazar Yelmukhanbetov as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. We note that at the beginning of the present year, Dinara has announced about the start of her own wide social programme to support Kazakhstan’s youth by the means of promoting playing chess in the republic.