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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Congrats to GM Kasimdzhanov for winning Central Asia Chess Cup

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Hi everyone,

Congratulations to GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov for winning the first Central Asia Chess Cup of the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov that was held from October 17-27 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Players from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan were invited to take part in the tournament. The chess tournament is organised for popularising chess in the Central Asia.

The tournament was played in 9 rounds, Swiss System with 53 players going for a total prize fund of $25,000.

Former World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov and GM Anton Filippov entered the final round with equal points but then Filippov was stunned by the untitled Begali Saidov, while Kasimdzhanov outplayed GM Marat Dzhumaev. Kasimdzhanov finished with 7.5 points. GM Pavel Kotsur and Begali Saidov shared the second place with Anton Filippov at fourth place.

Final standings:
1. GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2678 – 7.5
2-3. GM Kotsur Pavel KAZ 2558 and Saidov Begali UZB 2350 – 7.0
4. GM Filippov Anton UZB 2606 – 6.5
5-9. IM Kvon Andrey UZB 2486, GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2500, FM Abdyjapar Asyl KGZ 2308, Karimov Ibragim UZB 2313 and WIM Muminova Nafisa UZB 2319 – 6.0
10-17. GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2492, FM Djuraev Sokhib TJK 2381, FM Gubaydulin Talgat UZB 2299, FM Holmirzaev Bahodir UZB 2360, Nugumanov Bakhtiyar KAZ 2216, Alikulov Elbek UZB 2299, Khoroshev Nikita UZB 2263 and Tokhirjanova Hulkar UZB 2144 – 5.5 etc
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  • At October 27, 2011 at 1:16 PM , Anonymous Abdul Majid, Dubai said...

    Is he helping Anand for the world title 2012?

  • At October 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    He's been keeping a low profile like Morozevich and Kramnik. But good to have them all return including Topalov. All the best Rustam. When he once played in India on becoming world champion I presented him a cartoon of his. He was very happy.


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