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The largest tournament in the history of Turkmen chess started in Ashgabat

02.10.2023 | 01:44 |
 The largest tournament in the history of Turkmen chess started in Ashgabat

On October 1, the chess tournament for the Cup of the Chess Federation of Turkmenistan (CHF) was launched at the capital's specialized chess and checkers school. A record number of players take part in the competition, which takes place according to the Swiss system in 11 rounds - 287 chess players of different ages and skill levels from all regions of the country.

After two rounds with two points out of two possible, a large group of 64 chess players are in the lead. Starting from the 3rd round, interesting confrontations await us, and some sensations are even possible. When young and even the youngest chess players progress rapidly, one can easily expect surprises in the form of losses of points by recognized favorites in confrontations with future “stars”.

However, so far such chess players as master of sports Shakhrukh Turaev, who has a rating of 2193, the national champion in the age category under 18 and a member of the adult national team Amanmuhammet Khommadov (2070), and vice-champion of the country under 18 Vepaly Khalyniyazov (1974), are vying for victory.

Separately, the best results will be identified among women who compete in this tournament in a common group with men. Here, the favorites are all members of the women's team, including candidate master of sports Ogulsurai Bayrambaeva (1933), FIDE master among women Lala Shohradova (1917) and national champion among girls under 20 Meryem Agadzhanova (1856).

For the first time in the history of Turkmen chess, the results of national competitions can be followed on the international online platform For example, all the details of the Fed Cup are currently available at this link.

The prize fund of the Federation Cup is 10,000 manats. In addition to five overall medals and three among women, prizes will also be determined among boys and girls under 18 years old, among boys and girls under 12 years old, among players with a rating of 1700 or less.

The tournament stage with classic time control will last until October 6, after which separate cups and prizes for “rapid” and “blitz” will be played on October 7 and 8.


Photo: Chess Federation of Turkmenistan

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