Chess: 15-y.o. Dinara Saduakassova became International Grand Master

05 октября 2012, 16:07
Dinara Saduakassova. Personal archive photo
Dinara Saduakassova. Personal archive photo
Kazakhstan’s chess player Dinara Saduakassova was awarded the Women's International Grand Master title at the 2012 World Chess Olympiad that was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 28 – September 9, 2012, reports.

15-y.o. Saduakassova won 7 points out of 9. She managed to draw a tie with China’s Ju Wenjun who was ranked 312 points higher than Dinara (Ju Wenjuin -2528, Saduakassova Dinara -2216). As a result of the successful performance Saduakassova was awarded with the Women's International Grand Master title. Moreover, Kazakhstan’s chess-player was the youngest participant of the Olympiad.

Earlier Saduakasova became third at the 15th International Chess Festival, part of Czech Tour 2012/2013 Series, held in the Czech Republic on August 1-9. Later on she won Chelyabinsk International Tournament among women. Saduakasova was the only female chess player who participated in the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships Semi-Finals that was held in Astana on July 1-5, 2012.

Dinara Saduakassova is a two-time world champion; she won her first champion’s title in 2010 in up to 14 age group and her second tilte in 2012 in up to 17 age group. Moreover, she is a triple world and Asian Vice-Champion. She became a chess Master and Kazakhstan Master of Sport when she was 13. Saduakassova got 45 medals, including awards and medals from numerous Kazakhstan Chess Championships and International tournaments.

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