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1st Central Asia Chess Cup of the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

The 1st Central Asia Chess Cup of the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is taking place on 17-27th October in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The management of the tournament is carried out by the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan together with the Ministry of culture affairs and sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The tournament is held under the aegis of FIDE.

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

The tournament will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss System. 53 players participate.

Top seeded Grandmasters Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Anton Filippov won their round seven games and continue to lead the race with 6.0 points each. GM Pavel Kotsur is close behind.

Rustam Kasimdzhanov

Rustam Kasimdzhanov

Round 7 standings:
1-2. GM Filippov Anton UZB 2606 and GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2678 – 6.0
3. GM Kotsur Pavel KAZ 2558 – 5.5
4-5. IM Kvon Andrey UZB 2486 and Saidov Begali UZB 2350 – 5.0
6-18. GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2492, GM Ibraev Nurlan KAZ 2393, FM Akkozov Berik KAZ 2368, GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2500, FM Gubaydulin Talgat UZB 2299, FM Abdyjapar Asyl KGZ 2308, FM Djuraev Sokhib TJK 2381, Nugumanov Bakhtiyar KAZ 2216, FM Holmirzaev Bahodir UZB 2360, IM Vakhidov Jahongir UZB 2392, Khoroshev Nikita UZB 2263, WIM Muminova Nafisa UZB 2319 and Karimov Ibragim UZB 2313 – 4.5 etc

Total prize fund is 25 000 USD
1st place – 4 000 USD
2nd place – 3 000 USD
3rd place – 2 000 USD
4th place – 1 500 USD
5th place – 1 000 USD
6th place – 900 USD
7th place – 800 USD
8th place – 700 USD
9th place – 600 USD
10th place – 500 USD
11th place – 400 USD
12th place – 300 USD
13th place – 300 USD
+ special prizes

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