Astana celebrated International chess day

ASTANA. July 21. KAZINFORM – Yesterday Astana has celebrated the International chess day. For this purpose leading grandmasters of the country had come to the capital, as it was reported to in the Chess Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The International chess day has been celebrated since 1966 at the initiative of the World chess federation, and it has become a good tradition to organize different events on this day. This year the game, which combines elements of art, sport and science, will be honoured in the building of the TEC “Khan Shatyr”.

On July 20, participants of the country’s national team Rinat Dzhumabaev and Anuar Ismagambetov together with the state coach of the RoK grandmaster Nurlan Ibraev came to Astana to celebrate the International chess day”, the message reported.

The festive program included contests, entertainments, and concurrent play sessions.

The chess life in Kazakhstan has been gaining momentum in recent years. Thus, in July 2012 our capital hosted the World championship in fast chess which shows that the World chess federation has confidence in Kazakhstan. This was also confirmed by FIDE choosing Astana for holding of the team championship among women in March 2013. The world women chess forum was successfully held in Kazakhstan and young women national team of the country earned respect of the world specialists.

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