The World’s Youngest Grandmaster Lives in Tashkent
Recently, Hungary’s Budapest hosted a tournament called First Saturday GM October 2018. Our compatriot, the young chess player Javohir Sindarov, who participated in it, completed the last norms of the international grandmaster requirements.
The former world champion Susan Polgar noted his success with importance, pointing out that Javohir fulfilled the grandmaster standards at 12 years, 10 months and 8 days, overtaking the Indian grandmaster Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, who fulfilled this standard at 12 years, 10 months and 13 days, and becoming the second after Sergey Karyakin (12 years, 7 months), the youngest holder of this title in the history of world chess.
Given this outstanding success, the head of our state Shavkat Mirziyoyev presented Sindarov with a three-room apartment in the Sergeli district of Tashkent city. The key to the apartment on behalf of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in a solemn atmosphere was presented to him by the presidential adviser A. Abduvohidov.
It is worth recalling that, before this, our compatriot Nodirbek Abdusattorov was also the second youngest international grandmaster.
Thus, we have every reason to hope that high chess titles, received at such a young age, will soon grow into champion titles.