Ilyumzhinov speaks about the bright future of Uzbek chess

The Central Asia Championship held in Tashkent entered the decisive stage. Recall that this qualifying tournament will define participants of the Men’s World Chess Cup and winner of the Women's World Championship.

"Uzbekistan is one of the countries where chess develops dynamically. Uzbek athletes achieve significant results at prestigious world class competitions," Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said.

"Uzbekistan is one of the leading countries on the continent in terms of the number of grandmasters and is among the few states that brought up a world chess champion. Great attention is paid to the development of children's sports. This testifies to the bright future of Uzbek chess," said FIDE President.