In fact, chess is much more than just fun, it is a beautiful way to train the brain to think analytically and logically to achieve an objective, a skill which helps you succeed professionally too.
A good chess player is generally regarded as an intellectual with above average intelligence due to the amount of skill it takes to be one. Playing good chess can certainly provide you with the “cool” tag amongst your peers.
Chess manifests most of the characteristics that one requires to become successful in life i.e. Discipline, responsibility, planning and strategy, respect for rules, etc. Play Chess regularly and live a better life.
The 2016 edition of Kazakhstan Chess Championships for men and women took place from 3rd to 13th May 2016 at the Astana International Hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The women’s championship was a 10-player round robin event with average ELO rating of 2108. Top-seeded WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik bagged the title with 7,0/9 points, half a point ahead of WGM Yelena Ankudinova. While, the men’s section was a 12-player round robin tournament with average ELO rating of 2449. It was a closely contested match between three players – GMs Petr Kostenko, Rinat Jumabayev and Murtas Kazhgaleyev with 7,5/11 points each. Finally, Kostenko emerged winner on a superior tie-break score.
Serbian Grandmaster Dusan Rajkovic won the 17th edition of International Heraklion Open Chess Championship, which took place from 2nd to 9th May at the Galaxy Hotel in Heraklion, Greece. This 74 years old, popular veteran scored 7,5/9 points, leaving behind the chasing pack by half a point. In all, 99 players competed in this 9-round Swiss tournament, which also included an U14 section. This event was organised by the Heraklion OAA, Heraklion CC, Dec.Admin.of Crete and Municipality of Heraklion. The total prize fund was 2500 EUR. The next stage of Heraklion Grand Prix 2016 is scheduled for 3rd to 10th September 2016.