Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh Wins Title In World Chess Armageddon Asia And Oceania Event

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Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh emerged winner of the World Chess Armageddon Asia and Oceania tournament after defeating former World Rapid Champion Nodirbek Abdusatarov of Uzbekistan in the final.

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  • In the event, Gukesh won over a field that also included former world classical champions Vladimir Kramnik, Daniil Dubov, Yangyi Yu (China), Vidit Gujrathi and Karthikeyan Murali (both India), Param Maghsudlu (Iran) and Nodirbek Abdusatrov. 
  • The Armageddon game is a variant of blitz chess, used to determine a winner after a series of drawn games. A drawn game in Armageddon is counted as a win for Black.
  • Both Gukesh and Abdusatrov have qualified for the Grand Finale of Armageddon, which is scheduled for September.

About Uzbekistan

  • It is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.
  • Uzbekistan was a constituent republic of the Soviet Union until its independence in 1991.
  • Samarkand and Bukhara are two of the most prominent cities of Uzbekistan, famous for their stunning architectural creations, vibrant bazaars and rich cultural heritage.
  • The people of Uzbekistan are mainly of Uzbek ethnicity, and they speak Uzbek as their colloquial language.
  • Uzbekistan is home to several important historical sites, including Registan, a majestic public square in Samarkand, and the Ark Fortress, an ancient citadel in Bukhara.

Capital - Tashkent

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