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Chess: Indian GM R Praggnanandhaa defeats world champion Magnus Carlsen at Airthings Masters

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 22, Feb 2022
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In Chess, Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters competition. Praggnanandhaa won with black pieces in 39 moves yesterday to halt Carlsen's run of three straight wins.

Earlier, the Indian registered a solitary win versus Levon Aronian along with recording two draws and four defeats.
Airthings Masters, is a 16-player online rapid chess tournament.

Praggnanandhaa has become only the third Indian after Viswanathan Anand and P Harikrishna to beat Carlsen.

Cricket Legend  Tendulkar has extended wishes to the prodigy, saying he has made India proud.

Praggnanandhaa shot to fame in 2018 when he became India’s youngest and world’s second youngest Grandmaster after entering the final round at the Gredine Open in Italy. He achieved the landmark at just 12 years, 10 months and 13 days, which was just three months short of Sergey Karjakin's record of the youngest Grandmaster in the world at 12 years, 7 months.

Sources : News on AIR