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July 18, 2016

Chessboard Triumphs


An international classical chess tournament has concluded in Batumi, Georgia. The competition was attended by 44 players.

The tournament consisted of nine rounds according to the Swiss system. Apart from top players, including ten grandmasters, the event featured female players as well.

The winner is Georgia’s Bachana Morchiashvili, who earned 7 points out of 9. Among women, the winner is Uzbekistan’s international master Irina Gevorgian with 4.5 points.

In the meantime, an Asian championship for schoolchildren of various ages in under way in Tehran, Iran. Prior to the classical chess competitions, the top chess players had been identified for fast chess games, in which each player is given 15 minutes per game.

In this type of chess games, the young Uzbek players have clinched two gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

Humoyun Sindarov ranked first among schoolchildren below age 7, showing a 100 percent result – seven wins out of seven possible. Another Uzbek player, Alikhon Avazkhonov, finished second, behind the winner by one point.

The winner among girls in this age group is Uzbekistan’s Afruz Hamdamova, who did not suffer a single defeat and earned 6.5 points out of 7. Nozima Valiyeva of Uzbekistan trailed behind Hamdamova by one point.

In the competition among boys below age 9, third place went to Uzbekistan’s Rasulbek Abdullayev, who collected 5.5 points.