In the last list of the top Chess players we published, we went over the best Moldovan Chess players. Now in this article, we’re ranking the best Uzbek Chess players from Uzbekistan, starting with the number ten spot from FIDE. Most of these players are Grandmasters with an Elo rating over 2500. For more information on ratings, see the guide on how to get a FIDE rating.
10. Ortik Nigmatov
Full Name: Ortik Nigmatov
Title: International Master
Born: January 1, 2000
World ranking: 1050
Ortik was granted the title of international master in 2018 and the FIDE Master title in 2015. He has played a total of 202 games; he won 87, drew 45, and lost 70, resulting in a winning score of 54.21 percent. He has played in several tournaments, including the 1st Maharashtra GM Open-2022, 15th Agzamov Mem-2022, 19th Delhi Open-2022, and President of UZB Prizes- 2021.
9. Mihail Saltaev
Full Name: Mihail Saltaev
Born: November 19, 1962
World ranking: 955
In 1995, Saltaev was accorded the title of grandmaster and International Master title in 1990. As of 2022, his FIDE rating was 2471, while his Peak rating was 2535. During a soviet team chess tournament in 1991, the Uzbekistan national team, of which Saltaev was part, clinched a bronze medal. In addition, he became victorious in tournaments like; Chemnitz-1990, Vladivostok-1995, Moscow- 1995 and 1996, Neukloster 2001, Essen-2001, and Humberg-2006. Apart from playing for his country in the Chess Olympiads, he also played for it in the Men’s Asian Team Chess tournament.
8. Djurabek Khamrakulov
Full Name: Djurabek Khamrakulov
Born: January 1, 1988
World ranking: 784
Djurabek was presented with the grandmaster title in 2018 and the International Master title in 2007. As a chess player, Djurabek has played 814 games; 47.1 percent wins, 32.0 draws, and 20.9 percent losses. Some tournaments he played during his teenage and youthful years include; World Under-16 in 2003, Int Youth Games Under-14 in 2002, Asia-ch Under 10 in 1998, and World Under-10 in 1997.
7. Andrey Kvon
Full Name: Andrey Kvon
Born: April 16, 1989
World ranking: 513
In 2018, Andrey Kvon was granted the title of Grandmaster even though before that, he had been awarded the International Master title in 2010. In 2013, FIDE recognized him as an International Trainer. From 1999 to 2018, he played 171 games; 70 wins,62 draws, and 39 losses, averaging a winning score of 59.06 percent. He has played in a couple of tournaments, the latest ones being; World Cities Team KO-2012, Riga Tech Open 2017, Lidums AUS YM GM-2018, and Australasian Masters GM-2018.
6. Shamsiddin Vokhidov
Full Name: Shamsiddin Vokhidov
Born: January 1, 2002
World ranking: 459
Shamsiddin Vokhidov was presented with the title of Grandmaster in 2020 and the International Master title in 2016. He has a FIDE rating of 2534 and a Peak rating of 2529. He beat the globe’s chess champion- Carlsen Magnus, during the World Rapid Chess tournament in 2018. Additionally, he triumphed in the 2021 Asian Hybrid Championship.
5. Jakhongir Vakhidov
Full Name: Jakhongir Vakhidov
Born: April 27, 1995
World ranking: 362
Jakhongir Vakhido was conferred with the title of Grandmaster in 2014 and earned the International Master title in 2011. He has a FIDE rating of 2557 and a Peak rating of 2586. He jointly won 2013/2014 and 2015/2016. Vakhido succeeded in qualifying for the 2021 chess world cup after defeating Pantsulaia Levan in the first circle.
4. Javokhir Sindarov
Full Name: Javokhir Sindarov
Born: December 8, 2005
World ranking: 166
Javokhir Sindarov was granted the title of International Master in 2019, International Master in 2017, and Candidate Master in 2015. Both his Peak rating and FIDE rating stand at 2616. He has participated in several tournaments, including the 2018 Alekhine Memorial and the World Junior Chess tournament. He successfully went through the Chess World Cup qualification in 2021.
3. Nodirbek Yakubboev
Full Name: Nodirbek Yakubboev
Born: January 23, 2002
World ranking: 139
Nodirbek Yakubboev was accorded the title of Grandmaster in 2019 and the International Master title in 2017. Yakubbuoev has both a FIDE rating and a Peak rating of 2630. He has clinched the Uzbekistani chess tournament three times (2016, 2018, 2020). After runners-up in the 2021 Zone 3.4 Zonal Open tournament, he got a direct qualification for the 2021 Chess world cup.
2. Nodirbek Abdusattorov
Full Name: Nodirbek Abdusattorrov
Born: September 18, 2004
World ranking: 85
In 2018, Nodirbek Abdusattorov was granted the title of Grandmaster by FIDE at the young age of 13 years, the International Master title in 2017, and the FIDE master in 2012. a FIDE rating and a Peak rating of 2661. The young chess player is the current world’s rapid chess winner. Abdusattorrov clinched the 2021 World Rapid Chess tournament at 17 years, making him the youngest World Rapid chess winner. His record broke that of Carlsen Magnus’s at 18 when he clinched the World Rapid Chess tournament. His ratings include a FIDE rating and a Peak rating of 2661.
1. Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Full Name: Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Birth: December 5, 1979
World ranking: 71
Rustam Kasimdzhanov earned the title of Grandmaster in 1997. In 2020, he was recognized as a FIDE trainer. He was the previous FIDE World winner. The assertion that he is one of the best chess players in the world is accurate because he has the title of Grandmaster and has a FIDE rating of 2672, which was obtained in May of 2010. He played chess competitively at a very young age and won the Asian Championships. He also contributed to history by taking second place in the 1999 World Junior Championship. His confidence in his chess abilities and career both increased after the victory. It paved the path for other successes and achievements.
That concludes the list of the top Uzbek Chess players. If you like list posts like this, you may also be interested in seeing the ten best Estonian Chess players or the best Spanish Chess players.
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