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Thursday, February 16, 2012

6th Georgy Agzamov Chess Memorial in Tashkent from March 5

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Hi everybody, 

The 6th International Chess Tournament, dedicated to the memory of Georgy Agzamov, the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan, will be held in Tashkent from March 5th (arrival) till March 15th (departure). Registration will take place on March 5th, 2012 from 10.00 in the building of the Republican Chess Club (Pakhtakor stadium). The official hotel and the venue of the tournament is "Shodlik Palace".

The total prize fund is 20,000 USD, with 5,000 USD reserved for the winner. Last year champion was GM Tigran L Petrosian from Armenia.

Top rated players:
1. Grachev Boris (Russia) - GM, FIDE Rating 2693
2. Azarov Sergei (Belarus) - GM, FIDE Rating 2667
3. Iordachescu Viorel (Moldova) - GM, FIDE Rating 2651
4. Turov Maxim (Russia) - GM, FIDE Rating 2645
5. Safarli Eltaj (Azerbaijan) - GM, FIDE Rating 2638
6. Guseinov Gadir (Azerbaijan) - GM, FIDE Rating 2634
7. Mchedlishvili Mikheil (Georgia) - GM, FIDE Rating 2631
8. Solodovnichenko Yuriy (Ukraine) - GM, FIDE Rating 2613
9. Kotsur Pavel (Kazakhstan) - GM, FIDE Rating 2589
10. Golod Vitali (Israel) - GM, FIDE Rating 2570
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