More Was Expected
In the Greek city of Halkidiki, the World Junior and Youth Championships up to 14, 16, 18 years old on classical chess ended. According to the results of the tense struggle in 11 rounds of the Swiss system, our chess players showed far from brilliant outc
Chess lovers placed the greatest hopes on the fourteen-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov, who only recently was the youngest international grandmaster in the world. Nodirbek performed in the age category up to 18 years. Unfortunately, the defeat in the 9th round almost deprived him of the chances for a medal, but despite this, the tournament turned out to be very valuable for gaining experience. As a result, he scored 7 points out of 11 and took only 15th place. Of course, both he and our specialists expected more from him.
By the way, currently the youngest grandmaster in the world also lives in Tashkent, this is 12-year-old Javohir Sindarov. But I would very much like our compatriots to change this undoubtedly honorable and prestigious chess title to the title of the youngest world chess champion in the near future.
But in the age group of up to 16 years, our Nodirbek Yakubboev was literally one step away from the podium. Having played in the last round in a draw, Nodirbek lost only on additional indicators to the representative of Georgia and took the 4th place. And in the course of the entire tournament Yakubboev was in the leading group.
In other age categories, our compatriots fought with dignity, but could not qualify for medals.