A team of school-Lyceum No. 1 of Nur-Sultan took second place at the VII International festival of school sport among the CIS countries.
According to the results of personal classics Kazakhstan came out in command of the playoffs, where in the semifinals, won a landslide victory over the team from Kazan, only losing in the finals of Armenian students. Before the team event the players agreed in the individual blitz, where Kazakhstani Boris Cherkasov took bronze.
In Kazakhstan among school children chess very well. Traditionally, we have national school League “Abogat”, the winners of which Kazakhstan chess Federation aims at prestigious international competitions. Our guys repeatedly took prize-winning places in the Championships of Asia and the world among students. Naturally, this time the winners of the “Absat” took the silver in Kazan, – says General Director of the Republican scientific and practical center of physical culture of MES RK Sadyk Mustafayev.
The tournament was attended by 26 pupils, 10 teams from Armenia, Turkmenistan, Tatarstan, Kazakhstan, Primorsky Krai, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, and two teams from Moldova. Kazakhstan team was represented by Boris Cherkasov, MADI by Ashimbaeva, the Beknazar by Kasavin and Diane Tynyshtyk.
It should be noted that this is not professional chess players and ordinary students, interested in chess. In Armenia, for example, chess as a school subject taught in all schools, and this program has been operating for a long time. We in Kazakhstan have launched this program only in 2017, but it is already showing impressive results – concluded the Executive Director of the Kazakhstan chess Federation Irina Grishchenko.
International festival of school sport among the CIS countries – annual chess tournament, traditionally reveals the best chess players in individual and team competition among students. The tournament was held in Tatarstan.