The Fu­ture World Cham­pion?

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - FRONT PAGE -

The other day, good news came from Minsk, where new chess ti­tles were of­fi­cially ap­proved at the meet­ing of the pres­i­den­tial coun­cil of the In­ter­na­tional Chess Fed­er­a­tion (FIDE). Among other chess play­ers, the high ti­tle of in­ter­na­tional grand­mas­ter was awarded to our com­pa­tri­ots - Nodirbek Ab­dusat­torov and An­drey Kvon.

All the grand­mas­ter norms our guys ful­filled last year. And the FIDE pres­i­den­tial coun­cil only ap­proved them of­fi­cially.

It is im­por­tant to note that Nodirbek be­came one of the youngest grand­mas­ters in the his­tory of world chess - at the age of 13! Even such chess leg­ends, which later be­came world cham­pi­ons like Robert Fisher, Garry Kas­parov, Ana­toly Kar­pov and the cur­rent owner of the world chess crown Mag­nus Carlsen, were given this rank at a more ma­ture age.

Ab­dusat­torov, with­out any doubt, is the most tal­ented chess player in Uzbek­istan since the days of Rus­tam Kasim­janov, who won the FIDE World Cup in Tripoli in 2004. Kasim­janov him­self, in an in­ter­view with for­eign me­dia, highly praised his young com­pa­triot, stress­ing that “like the whole chess world, he is im­pressed by his suc­cesses. His game seems much more ma­ture than can be judged by age.”

Many do­mes­tic spe­cial­ists and train­ers, with whom our cor­re­spon­dent talked, paid trib­ute to the phe­nom­e­nal tal­ent of Nodirbek Ab­dusat­torov and ex­pressed the opin­ion that with proper train­ing he could en­ter the elite of the chess world and fight for the ti­tle of world cham­pion in the com­ing years.

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