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Zone 3.4 Chess Championship

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Zone 3.4 Chess Championship

The Zone 3.4 Chess Championship is currently going on in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan.

Two best participants of the championship in each category will receive the right to participate in the World Cup.

The event runs from 21st to 29th May 2019 at the International Chess Academy in Tashkent.

Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan made up Zone 3.4.

Turkmenistan is missing in both sections while Afghanistan does not have any ladies playing.

WGM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim 2414 is the top-ranked player in the Ladies section.

WGM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim of Uzbekistan in action at the Zone 3.4 Chess Championship. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
WGM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim of Uzbekistan in action at the Zone 3.4 Chess Championship. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
IM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva of Kazakhstan at the 2018 Batumi Olympiad. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
IM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva of Kazakhstan at the 2018 Batumi Olympiad. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

IM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva, who is an eight times champion of Kazakhstan, is also a hot contender.

GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2652 is the top-ranked player in the Open section.

GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam of Uzbekistan in action at the Zone 3.4 Chess Championship. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam of Uzbekistan in action at the Zone 3.4 Chess Championship. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.

Results after round 7

FM Bibisara Assaubayeva of Kazakhstan is leading in the Ladies section with 5.5 points after 7 rounds.  She is a 5 times World Champion at several age categories and is only 15 years old!

FM Bibisara Assaubayeva of Kazakhstan who is 15 years old and leading after 7 rounds. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
FM Bibisara Assaubayeva of Kazakhstan who is 15 years old and leading after 7 rounds. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.

GM Rinat Jumbayev of Kazakhstan is leading the Open section with 5.5 points out of 7 rounds.

We bring you two exciting games from the the event.

WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova v WIM Gulmira Dauletova

IM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva v WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova

Zhandos Abishev takes a selfie at the start of round 1.
Zhandos Abishev takes a selfie at the start of round 1.

Photos from Tashkent

Chorsu Market in Tashkent. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
Chorsu Market in Tashkent. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
Museum of Applied Art in Tashkent. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
Museum of Applied Art in Tashkent. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
Khazrat Imam Complex Mosque in Tashkent. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.
Khazrat Imam Complex Mosque in Tashkent. Photo credit Zhandos Abishev.

Interesting facts about Uzbekistan

GM Timur Gareyev aka ‘Blindfold King‘ who visited Nairobi last year was born in Uzbekistan.

Tashkent is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan. It is known for its many museums and mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture.

Uzbekistan is one of two doubly landlocked countries in the world. It means that it is, a country surrounded by landlocked countries.

Khazret Sultan, at 4,643 meters (15,233 feet) above sea level is the highest point in Uzbekistan .

Uzbekistan is one of the largest producers and exporters of cotton.

Uzbekistan has the fourth largest gold deposits in the world. The country mines 80 tons of gold annually, seventh in the world.

Links

Standings & Results of Ladies Zone 3.4.

Standings & Results of Open Zone 3.4.

Uzbekistan Chess Federation website.

GM Timur Gareyev in Nairobi.