From October 28 to November 4, the XIII International Chess Tournament was held among schoolchildren for the International Grand Master Darmen Sadvakassov’s cup. 23 teams took part in this tournament, including teams from Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Kyrgyzstan.

NIS PHM of Astana was presented by Katenov Aibek, Zhorayev Almas and Turkpenova Anel. Having played 9 rounds according to the Swiss system, the NIS team entered the top five, taking the 4th place in the team competition. Katenov Aibek, a student of the 10th grade, took the I place in the individual competition.

This is not Aibek’s first victory: he won at the International Chess Tournament in Singapore in 2015. Aibek is a candidate master in chess, he is always interested in complex chess games. Congratulations! Well done, Aybek !!!