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International Chess Tournament Reached End

posted 15 Mar 2012, 06:03 by Webmaster Ambasciata

In the photo: grandmaster of Uzbekistan Anton Filippov.

The 6th International Chess Tournament Tashkent Open dedicated to the memory of the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan Georgiy Agzamov, has reached its end.

The competition was organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Uzbekistan, Chess Federation of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Culture and Sports at the support of Fund Forum in order to further popularize chess in Uzbekistan.

More than hundreds of chess players from Uzbekistan, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Israel, Georgia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan competed for the victory.

The Tashkent Open tournament, traditionally held since 2007, as one of the premier events of sport in the country makes it possible to spread the potential of the Uzbek chess schools over the world. The year-over-year growth of the prestige of the tournament was emphasized by experts. As the years passed, many grandmasters attended the tournament this year, too.

Competition was held in Swiss system, 9 rounds, Maxim Turov of Russia took the first place, Georgian Mikhail Mchedishvili took the second place and the third place went to the grandmaster of Uzbekistan Anton Filippov.

“I am once again convinced that all international sports events is organized at a high level in Uzbekistan. I have won the Tashkent Open tournament twice. And, this year’s competition was very interesting and perfectly competitive” said M.Turov.

Nafisa Muminova scored the highest number of points in women’s competitions and was awarded with special prize, Vladimir Heghine among veterans.