Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen needs just a draw later Friday to be crowned world chess champion after taking an almost unassailable lead against India's Viswanathan Anand in a one-sided contest.
13-y.o. Kazakhstan chess-player Zhansaya Abdumalik has won silver at the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship 2013 in Turkey.
Kazakhstan children have brought 3 medals -- one gold, one silver and one bronze -- from the World School Chess Championship.
Ukraine followed by China and Russia won the Chess Championship. Kazakhstan won over Turkey and France, tied with Romania and the United States.
World Chess Federation (FIDE) will consider Kazakhstan's bid to host the Chess Olympiad in 2018.
Russia's Nadezhda Kosintseva and Tatiana Kosintseva are not playing for the Russian team because of a conflict with their senior coach Sergey Rublevsky.
Kazakhstan was chosen to host the Women's World Team Championship 2013 in September 2012 at the World Chess Federation (FIDE) General Assembly.
It is expected that Zhansaya Abdumalik would become the youngest international grandmaster of Kazakhstan in the beginning of 2013.
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) officially awarded Dinara Saduakassova with a title of the International Woman Grandmaster on December 4.
Kazakhstan chess player Zhansaya Abdumalik gained 8.5 points and became second at the World Chess Championship.
Kazakhstan's Zhansaya Abdumalik won over China’s Chu Zhou Tong in the seventh round and scored 6.5 points.
Kazakhstan’s Dinara Saduakassova was awarded the International Grand Master title after she won 7 points out of 9 in Istanbul Chess Olympiad.
Over 100 citizens participated in the chess tournament.
Karaganda city authorities decided to introduce chess into the school curriculum after Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's (FIDE President) visit.
Kazakhstan chess champion Zhansya Abdumalik approached Nursultan Nazarbayev with the idea to introduce chess into the school curriculum.
FIDE (World Chess Federation) will open a chess academy in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan.
The world's youngest grandmaster, 12-y.o. Zhansaya Abdumalik, intends to get into the Top-100 world's best chess-players by the end of the year.
Zhansaya Abdumalik fulfilled the requirements of the international grandmaster and improved her rating in two tournaments by 102 points.
Kazakhstan chess players won three gold and two silver medals in the World School Chess Championship in Romania.
Former Garry Kasparov's coach is training young Kazakhstan chess-players.