India is getting one achievement after another in the world. When the world is watching the success of Chandrayaan, Indian Grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa has reached the finals of the FIDE World Cup of Chess. He defeated world number three Fabiano Caruana 3.5-2.5 in a tie break on Monday night. Became the second Indian to reach the final after Viswanathan Anand. The tournament is being played in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Pragyanand became the second Indian player to achieve this feat. Currently this record is in the name of Viswanathan Anand. In the final, he will face world number 1 Magnus Carlsen.
In a tie breaker, a tie break score is created based on a player’s previous game score. Whoever has the better score is declared the winner.
R Praggnanandhaa to face Carlson after 7 months There is always a game of wits between Magnus Carlsen. Magnus Carlsen leads head to head. So far 19 games have been played between the two players. Out of which Carlson has won 7 and Pragyanand 5. 6 games have been drawn. He last drew with Carlson in January this year at the Tata Steel Chess Championship.
Viswanathan Anand Tweeted
Chess legend Viswanathan Anand posted on social networking site ‘X’, formerly Twitter, that Pragyanand has reached the final. He defeated Fabiano Caruana in a tiebreak and will now face Magnus Carlsen.
Defeats India’s Only Player to Make Semi-finals
Pragyanand booked his place in the semi-finals by defeating India’s Arjun Arrigasi 5-4 in a sudden-death tiebreak on Thursday. Pragyanand has already booked a place in next year’s candidates event. Pragyanandha pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the Chess World Cup after defeating American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in a tiebreaker.
I didn’t expect to play against Carlson – Praggnanandhaa After reaching the final, Praggnanandhaa said, “I didn’t expect to play Magnus at all in this tournament, because I could only play against him in the final.” I did not expect to reach the final. I will try my best and see what happens next.
The Youngest Grandmaster
Pragyanand, a resident of Chennai, achieved the prestigious title of Grandmaster in 2018. He was the youngest player from India to achieve this feat and the second youngest player in the world at that time.
Praggnanandhaa , Who Became an International Master at the Age of 10
Hails from Tamil Nadu. He was born on 10 August 2005 in Chennai. Her father Rameshbabu works as a branch manager in the Tamil Nadu State Corporation Bank while her mother Nagalakshmi is a housewife. Praggnanandhaa became the youngest International Chess Master in 2016 at the age of 10.