Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Nakhbayeva is four-times Kazakhstan women's champion
The 2014 Kazakhstan Chess Championships for women was held from 3rd to 12th May, 2014 in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan.
28 players, including 3 WGMs, 4 WIMs and 2 WFMs, competed in the 9 round Swiss event.
The top seed WGM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva lifted the trophy with the convincing score 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Thus, Nakhbayeva became Kazakhstani champion for women four times in a row.
Second place was shared in a 3-way tie by WIM Madina Davletbayeva, WGM Flyura Khasanova and WIM Gulmira Dauletova with 6.5/9 points each. WIM Davletbayeva took the silver due to her superb tie-break score.
Final standings (top finishers):
1 WGM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva 2317 7,5
2 WIM Davletbayeva, Madina 2275 6,5
3 WGM Khasanova, Flyura 2238 6,5
4 WIM Dauletova, Gulmira 2244 6,5
5 WGM Ankudinova, Yelena 2145 6