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Nodirbek Abdusattorov is now the second strongest junior in the world

The chess world continues to enjoy a domination by young players in the rating list. Today’s hype deservedly goes to the Uzbek Grandmaster Nodirbek Abdusattorov. With a solid performance in Sarjah Masters (replay games / all the information / final standings) and currently playing in Prague (follow the live games here) Nodirbek Abdusattorov has added 27,9 ELO points to his rating. Now he is second in the live rating list with 2686,9, with only Alireza Firouzja ahead of him.

This report might sound familiar to you, as just yesterday Chessdom published about Hans Niemann jumping to second place in the rating list. Yet, it is not a surprise, as the constant fight for the position, as well as the race to the 2700 mark, continues daily. Currently Abdusattorov, Niemann, and Keymer all play in Prague and their rating is swinging with every game. Yesterday’s games saw Niemann – Pechac and Krzyzanowski – Keymer finish in a draw, while Abdusattorov achieved a fantastic victory with black against Warmerdam.

Five players within 6 ELO difference

With that win Nodirbek Abdusattorov is now the second strongest junior in the world with 2868,9 ELO, followed by Andrey Esipenko with 2685,8, Hans Niemann with 2685,1, Arjun Erigaisi with 2685,0, Gukesh D with 2683,6, and Vincent Keymer with 2683,6. The five players are packed within 6 ELO points. Chessdom will continue following closely the future chess stars, covering every event where they participate. Click on the following links for the latest news on each player: Alireza Firouzja / Nodirbek AbdusattorovHans Niemann / Vincent Keymer / Gukesh D / Andrey Esipenko / Arjun Erigaisi / Shant Sargsyan / Kirill Schevchenko / Nihal Sarin / Praggnanandhaa

Prague Chess R7 games

Nodirbek Abdusattorov and Vincent Keymer will meet in a direct battle in round 7 of Prague Chess Festival today. Hans Niemann will have the white pieces against Hracek. Follow the games live here at 15:00 CET

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