The FIDE World Team Championship for 2022 consisted of 12 nation teams and included many illustrious players who are recurring stars on the Daily Chess Musings blog including Anish Giri, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teymur Radjabov, Nihal Sarin, and Alexei Shirov. However, the best finishing move of the event did not occur in one of these headliners games but rather during the round 5 battle between GM Shamsiddin Vokhidov and GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek.
Shamsiddin Vokhidov may not be a household name yet but he is on the fast track to becoming a famous chess player. In 2015, Shamsiddin became a World Youth Champion (U14), at 16 he defeated Magnus Carlsen at the FIDE 2018 World Rapid Championship, he earned the Grandmaster title in 2020 and in 2021 he took first place at the Asian Hybrid Championship. For 2022, GM Vokhidov was selected to represent his home country of Uzbekistan during the 13th World Team Championship in Jerusalem.
Grandmaster Shamsiddin Vokhidov Round 5 game at the World Team Championship concluded with an absolutely stunning move. The position below occurs after GM Wojtaszek of Poland moved the black king out of check by playing 28…. Kh8. What was GM Vokhidov 29th and game winning chess move?