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.
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.