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Kazakhstan Women’s National Team meets with the President of Kazakhstan

The Women’s National Team and the representatives of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation met with Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 starts on 28th July in Chennai, and Kazakhstan Women’s Team will compete with the following composition:

Kazakhstan Team (Women’s section):

  1. GM Zhansaya Abdumalik (2495)
  2. IM Dinara Saduakassova (2435)
  3. IM Bibisara Assaubayeva (2427)
  4. WIM Meruert Kamalidenova (2408)
  5. IM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva (2329)

With the absence of Chinese and Russian teams at the Olympiad, the Kazakhstani Women’s Team (with an average rating of 2418.8) will be one of the favorites to get to the Winners’ podium. The Kazakhstan President at the meeting expressed hope the Women’s National team would successfully perform at the Olympiad. He supported the proposals to include chess as an optional subject in the school curriculum, following the Georgian decision to include chess as a compulsory subject in more than 2000 schools. He announced the construction of a boarding school in Almaty with an in-depth study of chess and IT technologies designed for 1,500 students. In addition, the Head of State focused on the importance of supporting chess as a sport by entrepreneurs. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stressed that he would keep a close eye on chess development and support for the game in the country and wished the young athletes new victories on the world stage.

Read more: Ding Liren reveals the Chinese Team will not play in the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 / First-ever Chess Olympic Flame lit in India / All Chess Olympiad 2022 news

187 countries with 343 teams (189 in the Open section and 154 in the Women’s section) enrolled for the record-breaking 44th Chess Olympiad 2022. A number of countries already revealed the composition of their teams for Chennai, such as: NorwayEnglandGermanySpainSerbiaUSA 1USA 2NetherlandsIndia,  Azerbaijan, FranceGreeceMontenegroMonacoKenyaUganda,  Sri Lanka, MalawiSouth Sudan, MongoliaArgentina,  Rwanda

The President of Kazakhstan holds a meeting with the women’s national team, Photo from FIDE Website

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