FTX Crypto Cup - R Pragyananand beat Magnus Carlsen in the final round but loses to the top prize

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Indian chess player R Pragyanand defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen for the third time in the final round of the FTX Crypto Cup held in Miami, USA on 22 August.


  • 17-year-old chess player Pragyanand had earlier defeated Magnus Carlsen two times and now he has created history by defeating Magnus for the third time.
  • Pragyananand beat World No. 1, Magnus Carlsen 4-2 in the final round of the FTX Crypto Cup and won three consecutive games, including two in the blitz tie-break.

  • However, Pragyanand finished second in the final standings of the tournament.

  • Despite losing to Pragyanandan, Norway's Carlsen finished first in the tournament's final standings with 16 match points, while India's Chess Grandmaster Pragyanananda finished second with 15 match points and Alireja Firoza third with 15 match point.

  • He also played a key role in the India 'B' team that won the bronze medal at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai recently.

Final placings :

  • 1. Magnus Carlsen 16 match points 
  • 2. R Praggnanandhaa 15 match points 
  • 3. Alireza Firouzja 15 match points
  • 4. Liem Le 12 match points 
  • 5. Jan-Krzystof Duda 11 match points 

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