The World Rapid Championship in Warsaw ended with a sensation.
A 17-year-old chess player from Uzbekistan Nodirbek Abdusattorov defeated Magnus Carlsen, Ian Nepomniachtchi and other grandmasters to become the world champion.
The outcome of the championship was decided in a tie-break, where Nodirbek Abdusattorov played against Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia. The first match ended in a draw. In the second match, Abdusattorov defeated his rival to become the youngest world rapid champion in history.
The third place was taken by the reigning world champion in classical chess, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.
According to Chess.com, the 17-year-old Uzbek has become the youngest world rapid champion in history. He will also receive $ 60,000 in prize money.
In addition, it is worth noting that Nodirbek Abdusattorov defeated the best chess players from the top 6 of the FIDE world ranking at the tournament, although he himself was in 132nd place before this championship.
Nodirbek Abdusattorov is a grandmaster from Uzbekistan, one of the youngest grandmasters in the history of chess. In 2012, he became the world champion under 8 years old. Two years later, at the age of nine, he defeated two grandmasters - Andrei Zhigalko and Rustam Khusnutdinov - at the Agzamov memorial. In April 2015, at the age of 11, he set the age record for entering the world's top 100 juniors.