Tri­umph of Young Chess Play­ers of Uzbek­istan

For ten days, from Novem­ber 24 to De­cem­ber 3, the Turk­ish city of Konya hosted the World Chess Olympiad among ju­niors un­der 16. The na­tional team of Uzbek­istan de­feated those of Hun­gary, Poland, Moldova, Rus­sia, In­dia, Ukraine, Iran and China, yield­ing on

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The coach­ing staff was not afraid of in­clud­ing young play­ers in the team who are still very far from 16 years old. And they met the ex­pec­ta­tions of our coun­try’s men­tors and chess lovers.

On the first board, nine out of nine rounds were played by Nodirbek Ab­dusat­torov. He had the hard­est – be­cause he played with the strong­est play­ers of their teams. Nev­er­the­less, he scored three wins, los­ing one game, and made five draws, scor­ing 5.5 points in to­tal.

On the se­cond board, Nodirbek Yakub­boev showed a phe­nom­e­nal tri­umph. He played all nine rounds and won eight wins! Of­ten he pulled out a vic­tory in the fi­nal min­utes of the game and led the na­tional team of Uzbek­istan to vic­tory!

Sham­sud­din Vo­hi­dov showed an out­stand­ing re­sult on the fourth board. He played eight games and achieved an amaz­ing re­sult – 7.5 points out of 8 pos­si­ble, scor­ing seven wins and mak­ing one draw with­out los­ing once.

And both Yakub­boev and Vo­hi­dov be­came the win­ners of the tour­na­ment on their boards. Other mem­bers of our team also per­formed well.

Most re­cently, Uzbek­istan’s Gul­ruh­be­gim To­hir­jonova was sur­prised ev­ery­one – at the Women’s World Cham­pi­onships in Ba­tumi, she sen­sa­tion­ally made it to the top eight. And here is a new un­ex­pected suc­cess!

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