Indian Chess Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa Finishes 2nd In FIDE World Cup

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Indian genius Praggnanandhaa finished second with a win over Magnus Carlsen in the FIDE World Chess Cup 2023 final.

An Overview of the News

  • Magnus Carlsen emerged victorious in the FIDE World Cup for the first time in his career.

  • The final match between Carlsen and Praggnanandhaa lasted three days and featured four intense games played in two formats.

  • After a one-match draw in the tiebreaker round, Carlsen's decisive victory was confirmed after the second tiebreaker game.

Significance of Praggnanand's achievement:

  • Praggnanandhaa, who celebrated his 18th birthday during the World Cup, created history by becoming the youngest-ever World Cup finalist.

  • Seeded 31st, Praggnanandhaa also holds the distinction of being the lowest-seeded player to reach a World Cup final.

  • He achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 12.

About Rameshbabu Praggnanandha:

  • He gained international recognition by earning the title of International Master at the age of 10, making him the youngest player to achieve this feat at that time.

  • At the age of 12, he earned the coveted title of Grandmaster, becoming the second youngest player to hold that title up to that time.

  • On February 22, 2022, at the age of 16, he achieved another milestone in the Airthings Masters rapid chess tournament by defeating the current world champion Magnus Carlsen in a rapid game. (This record was later broken by Gukesh D on 16 October 2022.)

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