Thursday, May 25, 2017

URSMU freshman wins international chess title

Dinara Saduakasova, a freshman at Ural State Mining University (URSMU), won the title of best female chess player under the age of 18 on Tuesday.

A student of URSMU's geology and geophysics department, Saduakasova defeated 60 youth chess players at an international tournament in Durban, South Africa, in order to receive her title.

During the tournament, Saduakasova competed in 11 rounds of chess and earned 10 of 11 possible points. Saduakasova already held 1.5 more points than her closest competitor in the penultimate round, which guaranteed her victory in the tournament.

A chess veteran of five years, Saduakasova became the youngest female grandmaster in Kazakhstan in 2012.