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The Golden Generation of Uzbek Chess

28.6.2024 258

The intellectual potential of the Uzbekistan people is high. It is enough to remember the tangible heritage created by our ancestors in mathematics, astronomy, physics, and medicine. Only young people need an opportunity to gain knowledge, work on themselves, and learn. Today’s stellar period of Uzbek chess, if the definition is permissible, Gold Generation is the fruit of this attention and care.

In recent years, Uzbek chess has re-opened to the world, young people’s interest in this game is growing, and new talents are being discovered.

Uzbek chess players such as Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Javokhir Sindorov, Nodirbek Yoqubboyev, Shamsiddin Vokhidov, Afruza Hamdamova, and Umida Omonova are not just names. They are the pride of our nation. Their high results and the historic victory of the Uzbekistan national team at the 44th World Chess Olympiad, held in Chennai, India, in 2022, are a testament to the strength of the Uzbek chess school on the world stage.

Uzbekistan is becoming the center of major international chess competitions and tournaments. This is confirmed by international competitions such as the Higher League and UzChess Cup, which were held in Tashkent this year. The main goals are comprehensive preparation for the 46th World Chess Olympiad, which will be held in Uzbekistan in 2026, and turning chess into a mass movement.



In the FIDE TOP 100 ranking:

5th place Nodirbek Abdusattorov (2766)

48th place Rustam Qosimjonov (2685)

50th place Javokhir Sindorov (2684)

72nd place Nodirbek Yoqubboyev (2665)

In the FIDE TOP 100 young chess players (men) ranking:

1st place Nodirbek Abdusattorov

8th place Javokhir Sindorov

60th place Muhiddin Madaminov


In the FIDE TOP 100 young chess players (women) ranking:

26th place Afruza Hamdamova (2275)

97th place Umida Omonova (2147)


Afruza Hamdamova – the first female chess player in the history of Uzbekistan to become a world champion by winning first place among girls under 14 years old at the World Youth Championship (Italy, 2023);


Nodirbek Abdusattorov:

  • Winner of the “Best Rapid Player of the Year” award of the Asian Chess Federation (2023);
  • Winner of Norway Chess 2023 super tournament (Norway, 2023);
  • Winner of the FIDE World Team Rapid Championship (Dusseldorf, Germany, 2023);
  • At the International Chess Festival in Prague, he scored 6.5 points out of 9 chances and won ahead of schedule (Czech Republic, 2024).

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