Kazakhstan Chess Federation


08 August


The Kazakhstan Chess Federation was established in 1992. The first head of the Federation was the poet, writer, and public figure Olzhas Suleimenov.

One of the initiators of the formation of the Chess Federation of independent Kazakhstan was Galimulla Saidenov. In 1992, he led the men's and women's national teams at the World Chess Olympiad in Manila, Philippines, the debut event for Kazakhstani players.

It is worth noting that Galimulla Saidenov, together with Alexander Sinyavsky, designed the current logo of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.

Over the past ten years, chess in Kazakhstan has shown dynamic development. At the World Championships for children, juniors, and youth players we have won over 100 medals.

Our women's team is one of the most promising. Zhansaya Abdumalik, Dinara Saduakasova, and Bibisara Assaubayeva are among the elite players in women's chess worldwide.

New names constantly emerge, and a whole generation of competitive players is growing. Therefore, Kazakhstan is becoming more and more noticeable on the world chess stage.

In December 2022, the –°hess World –°hampionship in rapid and blitz in Almaty ended triumphantly. Bibisara Assaubayeva brought gold in the blitz –°hampionship to Kazakhstan, while Dinara Saduakasova became the rapid vice-champion.

In April of this year, Astana hosted the match for the chess crown. The 17th world champion was determined in the capital of Kazakhstan.

From August 3 to 8, on the shores of the Caspian Sea in the city of Aktau, we are holding the World Schools Team Championship for the first time in the world. The participation of about 400 players from more than 50 countries is expected. Kazakhstan will be represented by 10 schools from 6 cities at the Championship.

Wishing good luck to all participants!