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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eleven-year-old Kazakh girl becomes Women's International Chess Master

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Hi everyone,

A three-time world chess champion, Zhansaya Abdumalik, has become a Women's International Chess Master at the age of 11. She won a children's world championship in Poland for the third time and an international tournament in Indonesia among girls u-20 thereby obtaining the title. She says, "I am closer to the Women's International Grandmaster title now, which is my goal. My opponents are intimidated by me. Children often look at the ranking and your title. Some girls have a stomach ache or a headache. So they get up and just leave."

You can find a nice video at this link about Zhansaya's achievement.

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