Nodirbek Abdusattorov is a grandmaster from Uzbekistan that won the World Rapid Tournament in 2021. He was indeed the youngest player to achieve it at the age of 17 years old. During the event, he defeated GM Ian Nepomniachtchi and GM Magnus Carlsen in tiebreaks.
In 2011, Abdusattorov won the World Junior Chess Tournament in Maribor, Slovenia, with the Under 8 class. At the age of nine, he won the 8th Georgy Agzamov Memorial event in Tashkent, defeating two grandmasters, Rustam Khusnutdinov and Andrey Zhigalko. Abdusattorov finished 2nd-6th at the 1st Mukhtar Ismagambetov Foundation on June 27, 2020, with a score of 8.5/11, behind Kazybek Nogerbek, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Davit Maghalashvili, and Dmitriy Bocharov.
The 11-year-old prodigy established history by being the youngest player to join the list of 100 juniors on the FIDE April 2015 ranking list.
Abdusattorov has rated 4th for juniors at regular time controls and became the second most successful player in Uzbekistan in about January 2022.
Abdusattorov took first place in the first division of the PNWCC Extreme G60 in 2021.
After obtaining a comfortable victory in the first round, he advanced to the Chess World Cup 2021, where he beat Aravindh Chithambaram 1.5–0.5 in the next round and 4th seed Anish Giri 3–1 in tiebreaks in the 3rd round and then defeated to Vasif Durarbayli 4–2 in the 4th round.
He then won another open event in Spain, the Sitges Open, from the 13th to the 23rd of December, with just an 8.0/10 score, beating out Dmitrij Kollars and Ivan Cheparinov in blitz tiebreaks.
In December 2021, Abdusattorov competed in the FIDE World Rapid Championship, finishing first with a final score of 9.5/13 in a 4-way tie for first place, beating world chess champion Magnus Carlsen among many others.
Abdusattorov claimed the Rapid Championship becoming the youngest Rapid World Champion ever, as well as the youngest Championship Winner in any of three recognized time control formats, with a 1.5/2 tie-break victory against Ian Nepomniachtchi.
In the UAE, Nodirbek Abdusattorov won the tough 5th Sharjah Masters. During 9 rounds, Abdusattorov alongside folk hero Saleh Salem was tied for first place at 7.0/9, but Abdusattorov won the competition due to his stronger tiebreak. Valentina Gunina was the top female player in the 80-player tournament.
American Grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann, Romanian Bogdan-Daniel Deac, Indian aces, Arjun Erigaisi and Nihal Sarin, Gukesh, Iranian Amin Tabatabaei, Russian Grandmaster Alexey Sarana, Dutchman Lucas van Foreest, were among the young Grandmasters who traveled to the Persian Gulf.
Abdusattorov, a talented young Grandmaster, eventually won the event on a tiebreak. The performances of a few of the pre-tournament predictions demonstrate the strength of the competition. Only Nihal Sarin (37th), Baskaran Adhiban (43rd), and defending champion Vladimir Fedoseev (44th) completed in the top half of the field.
With a 4.0/9 rating, Valentina Gunina came in 60th position and took up the women’s award. Five Russian players took advantage of the opportunity to compete in an event from outside Russia and began underneath the FIDE flag.