Almaty. July 22. Information Center - The first
game between the two players ended in a solid draw. The second game showed
equal effort and skill from both Jumabaev and Caruana but Caruana’s one mistake
led to Jumabaev’s advantage and eventual victory. The final score of the game
is 1.5:0.5, The Astana Times reports.
“I was only
thinking about the next game. I supposed that if I did my best I would have the
chance to beat Fabiano. Indeed, he is one of the best players in the world but
I tried to fight in every single game,” said Jumabaev in his post-match
one of the four Kazakh chess players competing at the World Cup in Sochi this
year, along with Zhansaya Abdumalik, Dinara Saduakassova and Bibisara
Abdumalik became the first ever female player from both Kazakhstan and Central
Asia to receive the Man Grandmaster during her stellar performance at the 2021
Gibraltar FIDE Women’s Grand Prix.
is one of the most well-known current Kazakh chess players with victories at
such championships as the ASEAN+ Age Group Championship, the Asian Women’s
Blitz Championship, the Asian Youth Chess Championship and the Brno Open.
Saduakassova and Assaubayeva have the titles of International Master and Woman
Grandmaster under their belts. Assaubayeva is also the youngest Kazakh
representative at the World Cup, as she is only 17 years old.
players from Uzbekistan are also showing great victories against top-ranked
players with Jakhongir Vakhidov winning against Lenier Dominguez from the
U.S. and Javokhir Sindarov upsetting Alireza Firouzja from France.
remains one of the most popular sports in Kazakhstan with nearly 200,000 people
professionally engaged in it, according to Executive Director of the Kazakh
Chess Federation Irina Grishchenko.
of the younger Kazakh chess prodigies of today are Sauat Nurgaliyev,
Dinmukhamed Tulendinov and Aisha Zakirova.
Nurgaliyev won chess gold at the French Chess Rapid and
Blitz Open tournament back in 2018 when he was just eight years old.
came out on top in the under-seven category at the FIDE World School Chess
Championship in Durres, Albania also in 2018 when Tulendinov was seven years old.
Zakirova became the world chess champion in the
under-eight category at eight years old based on the results of the World
Cadets Chess Championship.
encourage interest in the sport among Kazakh children, more than 2,000 children
study chess in at least 44 schools in Almaty, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar and Shymkent
using textbooks issued by the Ministry of Education and Sciences.