Chess at school-President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev

The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, issued a decree “On Measures for the Further Development and Popularization of Chess and the Improvement of the Chess Player Training System”. ¬†January 14, 2021,

Under the Decree, the project “Chess at school” will be implemented by expanding the chess education system in primary school, as well as conducting competitions between students and schools, promoting chess among children and adolescents, and many other important measures.

The state program for the development of chess was adopted until 2025. The program established several ambitious goals such as:

– Increase the number of chess students permanently to 3 percent by the year 2025;

– Increase the number of districts (cities) in which special attention is paid to the development of chess as a priority sport to 40;

– Establish 25 new chess schools and clubs based on public-private partnerships over the next five years;

– Increase the number of active children’s chess schools by 20% with the goal that 10,500 children participate in chess;

– Uzbekistan will enter the top 10 countries ranked by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) by the year 2025.

In addition, several annual chess competitions and events are established starting from the year 2021:

  • International Chess Tournament for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Tashkent)
  • Agzamov (the first Grandmaster from Uzbekistan) Memorial Tournament (Tashkent)
  • International Tournament of the XVII World Chess Champion R.M. Kasymzhanov (Tashkent)
  • Sakhibkiran Cup Chess Tournament (Samarkand)
  • Al-Beruni Chess Tournament (Khiva)
  • The Week of Tourism and Chess (Bukhara, Termez, and Khiva)

Source : FIDE

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