Gashimov Memorial: Abdusattorov tops the standings

by Klaus Besenthal
12/19/2022 – On the second day of the rapid tournament at the Gashimov Memorial, Uzbek grandmaster Nodirbek Abdusattorov kept the lead he had gained by winning all three of his games on Sunday. In the rapid, points count double, so Abdusattorov now has a 10/12 score after six rounds. Rauf Mamedov is in second place (9 points), while Wang Hao (8 points) is third, a point behind the Azerbaijani. | Photo: Official site

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The one win he needed

In round 6, Nodirbek Abdusattorov got the one win he needed, against Sam Shankland, to maintain his lead in the standings. It was an impressive strategic performance by the youngster from Uzbekistan.


For Sam Shankland, the trip to Baku has not been very fortunate so far — at least in sporting terms, as he has lost three games and won only one after six rounds | Photo: Official site

Standings after round 6 - Rapid (win = 2 pts; draw = 1 pt)


All games



Klaus Besenthal is computer scientist, has followed and still follows the chess scene avidly since 1972 and since then has also regularly played in tournaments.