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Abdumalik and Kostenko are champions of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Chess Championships 2016

The 2016 Kazakhstan Chess Championships for men and women were held from 3-13th May at the Astana International Hotel in Almaty.

The women’s championship was 10-player round robin with the average elo 2108. Top-seeded WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik took the title with 7,0/9 points, half a point ahead of WGM Yelena Ankudinova.

The men’s section was a 12-player round robin with the average elo 2449. It was a closely contested tournament with three players sharing the first place with 7,5/11 points each – GMs Petr Kostenko, Rinat Jumabayev and Murtas Kazhgaleyev. Kostenko was declared champion on superior tie-break score.

Final standings (men):

1-3. GM Kostenko Petr KAZ 2457, GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2618 and GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas KAZ 2582 – 7.5
4. Utegaliyev Azamat KAZ 2485 – 7
5. Askarov Bakhtiyar KAZ 2396 – 6
6-7. IM Kuderinov Kirill KAZ 2489 and GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2559 – 5.5
8. GM Khusnutdinov Rustam KAZ 2487 – 5
9. IM Egorov Evgeny KAZ 2387 – 4.5
10-11. Gurkin Anton KAZ 2276 and CM Urazayev Arystanbek KAZ 2354 – 4
12. FM Arestanov Timur KAZ 2298 – 2

Final standings (women):

1. WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2386 – 7
2. WGM Ankudinova Yelena KAZ 2098 – 6.5
3. WIM Dauletova Gulmira KAZ 2284 – 6
4. Mukhit Aisezym KAZ 1979 – 5.5
5-7. WFM Zhylkaydarova Sholpan KAZ 2181, Karabayeva Zhanna KAZ 2053 and Muratova Saltanat KAZ 1965 – 4.5
8. WIM Davletbayeva Madina KAZ 2297 – 3.5
9. Bauyrzhan Arnash KAZ 2052 – 2.5
10. Iskichekova Nadezhda KAZ 1784 – 0.5

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