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