Dordoi Cup 2017 Chess Tournament started in Bishkek

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Bishkek, Dec. 29, 2017 / Kabar/. The second draw of Dordoi Cup in chess has started today in Bishkek, National Chess Federation reported.

In total, 4 sets of medals will be played among men and women in "Rapid" and "Blitz" disciplines. 120 sportsmen will compete for medals.

"In the first competition day there will be 6 rounds in the discipline "Rapid". On the second day there will be 3 more rounds on "Rapid" and 9 rounds on "Blitz", - the Federation said.

In his welcoming speech, president of Kyrgyz Chess Federation, Milan Turpanov summed up the results of 2017.

Turpanov said that the outgoing year brought many positive moments for Kyrgyzstan. "Our sportsmen went up on the podium at various tournaments. At the Games of young compatriots we managed to bypass the teams of Russia and Israel," Milan Turpanov added.

The first Dordoi Cup was held on Dec. 24 - 25, 2016. The winners at that time were Semetey Tologontegin and Begimai Zairbek kyzy (Rapid), as well as Asyl Abdyjapar and Alexander Samaganov (Blitz).

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