Kazakhstan’s Bibisara Assaubayeva Wins 2022 FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship

ASTANA – Bibisara Assaubayeva, 18, won the 2022 FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship on Dec. 30 in Almaty.

Chess grandmaster Bibisara Assaubayeva. Photo credit: FIDE

The Kazakh chess player defended her title.

On Aug. 5, International Chess Federation (FIDE) recognized Assaubayeva as the Best Female Chess Player of Asia 2021.

Last year, Assaubayeva won the World Adult Blitz Championship in Warsaw for the first time in the history of Kazakhstan. As a result, she was entered into the Guinness World Records book as the youngest world champion among women in blitz, according to Kazakhstan Chess Federation (KCF).

Kazakhstan’s champion chess player is also the holder of the Golden Mongoose (also known as the Sports Oscar award) and the Shapagat (a charity award) medals.

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