The Kazakh Women’s Chess Team achieved great success at the recent 41st World Chess Olympiad held in the Norwegian city of Tromsø.
International Master and Kazakhstan resident Gulmira Dauletova became the bronze medallist of the players who played at the fifth, back-up board. With eight undefeated parties, she scored seven points. Only Rout Padmini of India and Chu Guo of China scored more than Dauletova. In the composite rating of all participants, Dauletova placed sixth. Her win rate was 87.5 percent.
Another Kazakh player, 17-year-old Dinara Saduakassova continued here unbeaten streak, gaining 2,488 rating points against the strongest rivals from other countries.
Player Grossmeister Saduakassova entered the list of the top five players who competed on the second board. In 11 meetings, she scored 8.5 points without losing a single game. In this category, she lost only to Valentina Gugnin from Russia, Bela Khotenashvili of Georgia, Venyun Yu of China and Sarasadat Hademalsharih of Iran.
In the most successful World Olympiad for Kazakhstan chess players, the team finished in sixth place. The team included Dauletova and Saduakassova as well as Guliskhan Nahbaeva, Zhansaya Abdumalik and Madina Davletbayeva.
More than 2,000 players from 177 men’s and 136 women’s teams from around the world participated in the 41th World Chess Olympiad.