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
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!