Shuhrat Safin

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Shuhrat Safin at the 2008 Chess Olympiad
Association UzbekistanUzbekistan Uzbekistan
Born April 3, 1970
Died September 20, 2009
title International Master (1994)
Grand Master (1999)
Best Elo rating 2542 (October 2002)

Shuhrat Safin (born April 3, 1970 in Samarqand ; † September 20, 2009 there ) was an Uzbek chess player .


He received the title of chess grandmaster in 1999. His highest rating was 2542 in October 2002. From July 2001 to March 2002 he was second in the Uzbek rating list behind Rustam Kasimjanov .

At the 2001 zone tournament in Tashkent , he finished second behind Pawel Kozur , but at the subsequent FIDE World Cup in Moscow he was eliminated in the first round with 0.5: 1.5 against Predrag Nikolić . He won the Uzbek individual championship in Tashkent in the same year. In 2002 he won the open Dutch championship in Dieren .

For the Uzbek national team played at five Chess Olympiads ( 1996 , 1998 , 2000 , 2002 and 2008 ), the 2001 World Team Championship and twice at the Asian Championship (1995 and 2003). At the Asian Championships in Singapore in 1995 , he received an individual silver medal for his result of 4.5 points from 6 games on the fourth board, the Uzbek team reached third place. He played club chess for the Uzbek club Chirchiq Chess . With this he took part in the Asian Club Chess Cup 2008 in al-Ain and achieved with 6 out of 7 the second-best individual result of all participants on the fourth board with an Elo performance of 2673.

Shuhrat Safin is the father of two sons and a daughter. He died of leukemia at the age of 39 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Shuhrat Safin's results at the Chess Olympiads on (English)
  2. Shuhrat Safin's results at team world championships on (English)
  3. Shuhrat Safin's results at the Asian team championships on (English)
  4. Shuhrat Safin's results at Asian Club Chess Cups ( Memento from December 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) on (English)
  5. Obituary on (English)