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

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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.

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