The Future World Champion?
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.