Kasimdzhanov Wins 1st Central Asia Cup

Kasimdzhanov Wins 1st Central Asia Cup

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The 1st Central Asia Chess Cup took place from 17-27 October in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and was won by the #1 ranked Uzbek player Rustam Kasimdzhanov.

This new competition was a 9 round Swiss open to players from the Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.

The time control was 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 minutes to finish, with a 30 seconds increment from the start. A total of 53 players took part and the prize fund was 25,000 USD, with the winner taking 4,000 USD.

Former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov emerged the winner with 7½ points after a final round victory placed him above his nearest rival Anton Filippov who lost his last game, and dropped back to 4th place.

The top finishers:

Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2678 7.5
Kotsur Pavel  KAZ 2558 7.0
Saidov Begali  UZB 2350 7.0
Filippov Anton  UZB 2606 6.5
Kvon Andrey  UZB 2486 6.0
Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2500 6.0
Abdyjapar Asyl KGZ 2308 6.0
Karimov Ibragim UZB 2313 6.0
Muminova Nafisa  UZB 2319 6.0





The official website was the Uzbekistan Chess Federation website.

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