Mai 18, 2024

Nikita Khoroshev and Aleksandra Samaganova win Kyrgyzstan Championship

The Open and Women’s Kyrgyzstan Championships 2024 organized by the Kyrgyz Chess Union took place from May 1 to May 11 in the conference hall of the Kyrgyz Chess Union’s office. Both tournaments, 12-player round-robins with classical time control, were held under the supervision of International Arbiter Nurdin uulu Sardarbek.

IM Nikita Khoroshev, with his exceptional performance, clinched the title in the open event. He scored an impressive 8.5 out of 11, including crucial victories over his main rivals, securing his top spot in the final standings. IM Asylbek Abdyzhapar and FM Eldiiar Orozbaev gave the champion a good run for his money, finishing a half-point behind him and tying for second place. Abdyzhapar claimed the silver due to a better Sonneborn-Berger, while Orozbaev settled for the bronze.  

Final standings Open

1

IM

Khoroshev, Nikita

2352

2

IM

Abdyzhapar, Asylbek

2353

8

3

FM

Orozbaev, Eldiar

2379

8

4

IM

Markov, Mikhail

2283

5

FM

Zhakshylykov, Erzhan

2242

7

6

IM

Tologon Tegin, Semetei

2347

7

FM

Sezdbekov, Ruslan

2283

5

8

FM

Maznitsin, Andrei

2164

9

NM

Umarbekov, Aziz

2095

10

CM

Sharshenbekov, Emir

2020

11

 

Kurbanbaev, Zalkar

1885

3

12

NM

Esenbek Uulu, Ilimbek

2007

1

WFM Alexandra Samaganova (pictured below) dominated the women’s section, scoring 8.5/11 and finishing a full point ahead of WCM Begimay Zhanybekova and Asel Lesbekova. It is her fifth national title.  Zhanybekova and Lesbekova tied for second place, netting 7.5/11, with the former taking silver as the winner of their direct encounter.

Final standings Women

1

WFM

Samaganova, Aleksandra

1915

2

WCM

Zhanybekova, Begimay

1902

3

WCM

Lesbekova, Assel

1880

4

WCM

Sezdbekova, Aizhan

1869

5

WCM

Abaeva, Aiana

1800

6

WMK

Zhunusbekova, Aimonchok

1788

6

7

WFM

Sovetbekova, Nurai

1961

5

8

 

Tursunalieva, Nurelina

1743

4

9

WMK

Bekbasarova, Nurnisa

1720

4

10

WNM

Omurbekova, Diana

1810

11

WFM

Zairbek Kyzy, Begimai

1916

12

 

Sabyrbekova, Aizhan

1622

Photos: Kyrgyz Chess Union