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Monday, 17 May 2021 09:03
Nodirbek Abdusattorov wins Zone 3.4 Open Championship

The Zone 3.4 Zonal Open Championship (the zone includes Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) was held in Tashkent from May 6-15, 2021. The 9-round Swiss tournament with classical time control brought together 34 players, battling for two slots in the upcoming FIDE World Cup.

The prize fund of Zone 3.4 Open Championship in the amount of $3,000 was provided as a grant from Asian Chess Federation.

Two top GMs from Uzbekistan the namesakes Abdusattorov and Yakubboev entered the competition as rating favourites and both delivered on expectations. Nodirbek Abdusattorov turned in an excellent performance scoring 8 out of 9 points and finished 1½ points ahead of Yakubboev and Petr Kostenko. The second qualifying spot in the FIDE World Cup goes to Nodirbek Yakubboev thanks to better tiebreaks (higher average rating of his opponents).

Final standings:

1

GM

Abdusattorov Nodirbek

UZB

2627

8

2

GM

Yakubboev Nodirbek

UZB

2605

3

GM

Kostenko Petr

KAZ

2404

4

GM

Vokhidov Shamsiddin

UZB

2529

6

5

GM

Kazhgaleyev Murtas

KAZ

2575

6

6

GM

Vakhidov Jakhongir

UZB

2533

7

IM

Suleymenov Alisher

KAZ

2438

8

IM

Nigmatov Ortik

UZB

2421

9

IM

Assaubayeva Bibisara

KAZ

2381

5

10

 

Sattarov Bobir

UZB

2459

5