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Kyrgyzstani Islam Baisynov becomes Asian Chess Champion

Kyrgyzstani Islam Baisynov became chess champion of Asia among amateurs. He informed 24.kg news agency.

Asia Championship ended today in Chiang Mai (Thailand). 95 athletes from almost 30 countries participated in the Open category. In nine rounds, Islam Baisynov achieved six victories, defeating representatives of Thailand, Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates and Japan. Having scored seven points, he became the second in the standings. Our chess player was one point behind the leader, the representative of Uzbekistan.

«I took the 1st place among the players rated up to 2,000,» Islam Baisynov noted.