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GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov

Nodirbek Abdusattorov
Nodirbek Abdusattorov. Photo: Maria Emelianova/
Full name
Nodirbek Abdusattorov
Sep 18, 2004 (age 17)‎
Place of birth
Tashkent, Uzbekistan



Nodirbek Abdusattorov is a Uzbekistani grandmaster who won the 2021 World Rapid Championship. At 17 years old, he was the youngest player ever to do so. He defeated GM Magnus Carlsen during the tournament and defeated GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in tiebreaks.

Abdussatorov's first major success was the 2012 World Youth Championships Under-8 division, which he won. Two years later, at the age of nine, he defeated two GMs, Andrey Zhigalko and Rustam Khusnutdinov, in a single tournament. On the FIDE April 2015 rating list, the 11-year-old prodigy set a record by becoming the youngest player to enter the top-100 juniors.

Abdusattorov has ranked as high as fourth in the world for juniors at standard time controls, and as of January 2022 is the overall second-best ranked player in Uzbekistan.

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