The chess player from Kazakhstan Bibisara Asaubayev has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest female champion in blitz chess.
According to Kazakhstan’s Committee of Sports and Physical Culture, the 18-year-old female from Taraz hit a record during a tournament in Warsaw on December 30. Back then, she was 17-years-and-307-days-old.
In Warsaw, she was also ranked second in rapid chess. Bibisara outplayed Georgian chess player Nana Dzagnidze and compatriot Assel Serikbay but tied with Aleksandra Kostenyuk, a chess grandmaster from Russia.
Bibisara Asaubayeva is the only Kazakhstani adult world champion in chess. In 2019 she obtained the title of a female chess grandmaster and in 2020, she became an international master.