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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Filippov, Kasimdzhanov lead first Central Asia Chess Cup of Fide president

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Hi everyone,

Tashkent, in Uzbekistan, is hosting the first Central Asia Chess Cup of the Fide president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov from October 17-27. The chess news update via is that top seeded Grandmasters Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Anton Filippov continue to lead the race with 6.5/8 each. Begali Saidov, who was victorious in round 8, and GM Pavel Kotsur are half a point behind.

Entitled to participate in the tournament are chess players from the Central Asian countries – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. The main aim of the tournament is popularisation and development of the mass chess in the countries of Central Asia.

The tournament is played over 9 rounds, Swiss System. 53 players participate. The total prize fund is 25 000 USD.

Round 8 standings:
1-2. GM Filippov Anton UZB 2606 and GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2678 – 6.5
3-4. GM Kotsur Pavel KAZ 2558 and Saidov Begali UZB 2350 – 6.0
5-9. IM Kvon Andrey UZB 2486, GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2492, Nugumanov Bakhtiyar KAZ 2216, Karimov Ibragim UZB 2313 and Khoroshev Nikita UZB 2263 – 5.5
10-13. GM Ibraev Nurlan KAZ 2393, FM Abdyjapar Asyl KGZ 2308, GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2500 and WIM Muminova Nafisa UZB 2319 – 5.0

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  • At October 26, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    Another of those 'normal' talented grandmasters. Cool event wondering what must be the temperature in tashkent at this time with winter just beginning

  • At October 26, 2011 at 12:05 PM , Anonymous Abdul Majid, Dubai said...

    In 2007, Tashkent was named the cultural capital of the Islamic world as the city is home to numerous historic mosques and religious establishments. Tashkent also houses the earliest written Qur'an, which has been in Tashkent since 1924. Just started reading your chess blog Ms Chess Queen. Hope to be around. You have many prizes. I think I have a clipping of your visit to Dubai once. I am sending it to you.


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