Sen­sa­tion of the World Cham­pi­onship

To­ward the end of the year, ma­jor events are tak­ing place in the world of chess, in­clud­ing the global cham­pi­onships for men and women.

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - SPORT -

In Lon­don, the match be­tween the cur­rent world cham­pion Mag­nus Carlsen and the Amer­i­can Fabi­ano Caru­ana is out there. While there is a calm here: all the past eight games ended in a peace­ful out­come.

Worth re­call­ing that the sec­ond and the per­ma­nent coach Fabi­ano Caru­ana is our com­pa­triot, for­mer world cham­pion, in­ter­na­tional grand­mas­ter Rus­tam Kasim­janov.

But in the Rus­sian city of Khan­tyMan­siysk, where the women’s world cham­pi­onship is tak­ing place, our com­pa­triot Gul­ruh­be­gim To­hir­jonova has de­liv­ered the main sen­sa­tion. This tour­na­ment is based on a knock­out sys­tem, where chess play­ers are elim­i­nated af­ter los­ing a mini-match.

Hav­ing won in dif­fi­cult and dif­fi­cult games against such strong­est play­ers of the planet as Alina Kash­lin­skaya (Rus­sia), Tan Zhoy (China), Valentina Gun­ina, Gul­ruh­be­gim reached the quar­ter­fi­nal, en­ter­ing the eight of the strong­est chess play­ers of the world cham­pi­onship. Los­ing only to the cur­rent world cham­pion Chi­nese woman Ju Wen­jun, To­hir­jonova showed an out­stand­ing re­sult, for the first time in the his­tory of Uzbek­istan’s chess hav­ing reached the quar­ter­fi­nals of the world cham­pi­onships among women.

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