International chess festival “M.Chigorin Memorial” 2017 was held in the Park hotel in Sankt Petersburg on October 20-29.
Uzbekistan’s Nodirbek Abdusattorov showed his excellent ability to earn Grandmaster title as he became the second youngest grandmaster at the age of 13 (13 years, 1 month, 11 days).
Nodirbek Abdusattorov has GM norms from last year's Chigorin Memorial and from Abu Dhabi 2017. And now he's added a third in the Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg this weekend. Combined with a rating over 2500 he has met the qualifications for the GM title several months ahead of the previous record held by Parimarjan Negi.
The Chigorin Memorial is clearly going to be a tournament Nordirbek Abdusattorov remembers fondly, having now scored two of his three GM-norms at the annual St. Petersburg event. Two draws in the final two rounds were enough to secure the requisite 2600+ performance rating.