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The 4th Central Asia Chess Cup of the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is scheduled to take place from 21-29th November at the Grand Hotel Tien Shan in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The tournament is organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation and FIDE.

Entitled to participate are chess players from the Central Asian countries – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. The main aim of the tournament is popularization and development of the mass chess in the countries of Central Asia.

The tournament will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss System. 78 players participate, including 12 Grandmasters and 12 International Masters.

The total prize fund is 25 000 USD

Top 20 seeds

1 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2599
2 GM Filippov Anton UZB 2591
3 GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas KAZ 2585
4 GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2581
5 GM Ismagambetov Anuar KAZ 2548
6 GM Vakhidov Jahongir UZB 2546
7 GM Khusnutdinov Rustam KAZ 2517
8 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2493
9 IM Kassimov Baurzhan KAZ 2440
10 GM Kostenko Petr KAZ 2420
11 Askarov Bakhtiyar KAZ 2417
12 IM Pak Yevgeniy KAZ 2404
13 FM Makhnyov Denis KAZ 2399
14 WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2390
15 GM Annageldyev Orazly TKM 2385
16 FM Tologontegin Semetey KGZ 2379
17 FM Igonin Temur UZB 2361
18 FM Tillyaev Ulugbek UZB 2360
19 IM Egin Vladimir UZB 2358
20 IM Akhmetov Ayan KAZ 2357

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