CHESS MASTERS READY FOR WORLD-CLASS ASHGABAT 2017
Aug 29, 2017
Jordan will take a team of four Chess players to compete at the Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games from September 17-27.
Jordan have named its biggest ever delegation to compete at the Games, and there are hopes of Chess medals with the nation's top players aiming to make their move.
National female champion and runner-up Ghaida Al Attar and Bushra Al Shu’aibi will be joined in Central Asia by Jordan champion Ahmad Al Khateeb and young sensation Saif Malik.
They are coached by Ukrainian, Yuri Krudpa, who believes Jordan is in with a chance.
“I’m happy that we will compete in Ashgabat. We were in Vietnam in 2009 but for some reason we missed Incheon 2013 so it is great to be back competing at this level," he said.
“They are all in good shape after playing well at the Kingdom tournament so we travel with confidence next month.
“Some of the best players in the world will be competing there as Asia has most of the top players so expect the competition to be of the highest level.”
Jordan is sending its biggest ever delegation to an Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games with more than 100 athletes competing in 13 sports including 3x3 Basketball, Ju Jitsu, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Billiards and Snooker, Muaythai, Weightlifting, Indoor Athletics, Kickboxing, Swimming, Futsal, Chess and eSport.