Amangul Berdieva (married name since 2011, born Amangul Durdyeva) is an English draughts and International draughts champion from Turkmenistan. All five of her siblings, and her father, play the game at a professional level. She is women's world champion in Go-As-You-Please draughts since 2006. In 2007 she defeated Patricia Breen and was praised by Turkmen state news for this. In 2009 she was ranked 19th in the world regardless of gender and number 1 among females.
Amangul Berdieva won the first ever Go As You Please (GAYP) World Checkers Championship in 2005 in Prague over the New Zealander Jan Mortimer. In 2007 she dethroned Patricia Breen as the World Three Move Checkers champion and then successfully defended her title in 2011 against her compatriot Hurmagul Toyeva. At the 2012 World Mind Sports Games Berdieva took 2nd place in English draughts, losing the gold to the Ukrainian representative Nadiya Chyzhevska. Amangul Berdieva has not taken part in the World GAYP Championships in 2013, thus forfeiting her world title which also went to Chyzhevska.
Amangul's brother and coach Maksat Durdyev is a 2010 world champion in English draughts (Three Move version).
- "San Remo 2011" (in Russian). Shashki.com. October 21, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
- American Checkers Federation
- World Checkers Federation
- Inishowen News
- State News Agency of Turkmenistan
- World Checkers/Draughts Federation
- "Jim Morrison wins World Qualifier!". The American Checker Federation. October 17, 2005. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
- "Women’s World Championship (3 Move) Match 2007: Patricia Breen Vs Amangul Durdyeva". World Checkers Draughts Federation. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
- "Congratulations to Amangul". The American Checker Federation. August 8, 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
- "Achievement of the Turkmen checkers players at the World Mind Sports Games" (in Russian). Turkmen State News Service (TDH). 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
List of medalists at the 2nd World Mind Sports Games at the official International Mind Sports Association Website
- Results of the 2013 World GAYP Championship in the ChessArbiter data base
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