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Farrukh Amonatov

Country Tajikistan
Born 13 April 1978
Dushanbe, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2650 (July 2008)

Farrukh Amonatov (Tajik: Фаррух Амонатов; born 13 April 1978 in Dushanbe) is the only chess grandmaster of Tajikistan. He is also the winner of many international tournaments. Despite living and training in Moscow, Amonatov represents Tajikistan in international tournaments.

He won the inaugural Moscow Open in 2005. Later that year Amonatov competed in the FIDE World Cup, where he knocked out Michal Krasenkow in the first round and then was eliminated in the second by Magnus Carlsen. In 2007 he qualified for the Superfinal of the Russian Chess Championship and finished 10th. In 2008 Amonatov tied for first with Anton Filippov and Vitaly Tseshkovsky in the 2nd Georgy Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, winning the tournament on tiebreak. He took part in the 2009 FIDE World Cup and made it to the second round, in which he lost to eventual winner Boris Gelfand. In 2015 Amonatov tied for 1st-3rd with Rinat Jumabayev and Petr Kostenko at the 4th Central Asia Chess Cup in Almaty, finishing second on tiebreak.

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