Sochi is hosting one of the valuable international children’s chess tournament on December 2nd – 12th. The World Schools Chess Championship is organized by International Chess Federation (FIDE) every year, but it is the first time in Russian Federation which is the country of former World Chess Champions, Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik.
In the tournament, nearly 450 players from 30 countries are competing for being a champion in 12 age groups.
Boys and girls are playing separately according to the age categories, under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17.
Particularly, 31 players representing Uzbekistan, who are the compatriots of former World Chess Champion, Rustamjon Khosim Kasimdzhanov, are participating in the tournament and gaining the victories attracting even professional grandmasters.
Afruza Hamdamova, who is the first seeded player, is proving his ability to win over Russian Milana Fominikh, Maria Dolinskaya, Olesya Fyodorova and China’s Zhang Yining confidently.
In the round five of the tournament, Hamdamova will face off another unbeatable player Ruda Iso Alserkal representing UAE.
Seven years old Humoyun Sindorov and Humoyun Begmurodov defeated rivals in all the four matches so far. Humoyun Sindorov managed to overcome his teammate Shahrombek Karimov, Russia’s David Ahmedov, Kazakhstan’s Ansar Sergazin and another Russian player, Saveliy Morozov.
Humoyun Begmurodov met with Emal Dissanayake from Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan’s Odil Sotiboldi, Indian Kush Khagat and host team member, Lev Zverev and stunned all of them before round five.
In the next round, these two unstoppable and unbeatable young heroes from Uzbekistan will play against each other.
*This tournament is being organized by FIDE, RCF, and International Schools Chess Union.