Aynur Shaibakov is young but very talented draughts player and an international master. On the eve of the championship I had a conversation with him.
- Last year I took part in the European Championship in the Netherlands, subject to the results of which I was qualified for this Draughts World Championship. Being only 20 years old I am one of the youngest players. My essential opponent is me myself. I think that winner of the championship will be either Alexander Georgiev, or Rule Bumstra. He is a genius and very talented person. As you can see many participants of the championship are very young from 20 to 25 years old. That had never happened before. This is a new stage in draughts sport, - added Aynur.
Concerning his attitude Aynur said: “At the moment, I’m trying to catch a wave of calmness, to find myself and my game”.
Today Aynur was out of luck. He lost to his opponent Ano Adonis from Cote d'Ivoire. May be in the next round Aynur will be more successful. It will take place tomorrow, June 3, at the sanatorium “Zelenaya Roscha”. It starts at 10.00 a.m.