Chess player from Orenburg wins three gold medals in Europe

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The Romanian city of Oradea hosted the 18th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship for chess players on August 1–4. Upwards of 350 participants under 18 years of age from 12 countries of the Old World competed in six age brackets. Russia was represented by 19 contestants.

Anna Shukhman, student of the children’s and youth sports school under the Gazovik Culture and Sports Palace, won three gold medals in individual matches for girls under 10 years old. Her school is sponsored by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg.

The young Orenburg citizen came out victorious in rapid chess by winning nine games out of nine. She also achieved outstanding results in blitz and composition (solving chess problems), winning those tournaments as well.

In addition, Anna Shukhman and Galina Mikheeva (Salekhard) took silver in the team rapid chess tournament for girls under 12 years old.

Anna Shukhman is coached by Olga Sukhareva, senior coach at the Gazovik Culture and Sports Palace.

Young Anna Shukhman from Orenburg wins three medals at European youth chess championship (Romania, August 1–4, 2018)
Young Anna Shukhman from Orenburg wins three medals at European youth chess championship (Romania, August 1–4, 2018)

Young Anna Shukhman from Orenburg wins three medals at European youth chess championship (Romania, August 1–4, 2018)

Background

Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg is a subsidiary of Gazprom Pererabotka and Gazprom. It is mainly focused on the production, processing, and transportation of hydrocarbon feedstock.

The company consists of 10 structural units, among them Europe’s largest gas processing plant and Russia’s only helium plant.

Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg’s output includes over 20 types of commercial products, including 100 per cent of helium and odorant and 80 per cent of ethane produced in Russia.

The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is in effect at Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg. The company employs over 10,000 people. It is headquartered in Orenburg.

 

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