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Gold and silver medals are won by the Turkmen chess players in the world cadets championship ends in Batumi

01 November, 2016 (12:03)
Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan
Tags: Chess, Turkmenistan

As a part of our team excelled Shageldi Kurbandurdyev (first place) and Lyala Shohradova (second place) are the students of secondary school №8 Garashsyzlyk district of Lebap region. 

This success has provided the national team of Turkmenistan the third place in the team event, which is a very good indicator because of the large number of member-states. The world championship is held under the auspices of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), are attended by about 750 young masters of intellectual game from 66 countries. Athletes are divided into three age groups - up to 8, 10 and 12 years old. Fights are held in accordance with the Swiss system in 11 rounds. 

Shageldi Kurbandurdyev step up to the highest step of the podium for the group of up to 8 years.138 sportsmen from five dozen states fight for the awards together with him. Our compatriot in eight matches win a landslide victory in the one - agreed to a draw and one - yielded gaining during fighting of 9.5 points out of 11 possible. 

Lyala Shohradova receives "Silver" medal in a group of chess players up to 10 years. About 115 cadets from 46 countries participate in the competition of this group. The athlete from Turkmenistan gained 8.5 points, letting ahead Rochelle, the representative of the US. In the second it is placed yet several participants –Russian athlete Margarita Zvereva and Yadzhing Wei from China, who gained equal number of scores (8.5), but Lyala defines her competitors in accordance of sports coefficient. 

It is worth to note the work of the trainer of the sports school #3 of Garashsyzlyk district of Lebap region- Rozamyrat Kurbandurdyev who is prepared our medalists to the world championship.

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