The 8th and penultimate tournament of the $1.6 million 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour kicked off today with the Preliminary stage. After four played rounds, the Uzbekistani Grandmaster and a member of the Olympiad Golden team, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, scored three wins and one draw to be in the sole lead at the event.
Joining the live studio for the interview, Nodirbek Abdusattorov said it’s pretty nice to start the event with three wins. He added that the fourth and the last game of the day was very weird as he gave up a pawn “for nothing”. “It’s pretty nice to start with three wins. I just want to play some interesting games and see what can I learn from them. Today was a very good day, but I think in the last game there were some strange things happening with me. Because I just gave up the pawn for nothing and then he started to play some very strange things“, said Nodirbek. See the interview below