India’s chess wizard Praggnanandhaa stuns world champion Magnus Carlsen – Checkout his accomplishments

Feb 21, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

16-year-old Praggnanandhaa, one of India’s youngest grandmasters, has stunned the chess world by...

...winning the eighth round of Airthings Masters — an online chess tournament — against world champion Magnus Carlsen.

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Praggnanandhaa, on Monday, won the match with black pieces in 39 moves in a Tarrasch Variation game.

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This win by India’s grandmaster has halted Magnus Carlsen’s three straight wins in this championship.

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He is the fifth-youngest person in the world to achieve the title of ‘Grandmaster’ (GM).

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In 2013, Praggnanandhaa had won the World Youth Chess Championships under-8 title.

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He had also earned the title of ‘FIDE Master’ at the age of just seven.

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In 2016, Praggnanandhaa became the youngest international master in history,...

...at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days.

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He achieved his first grandmaster norm at the World Junior Chess Championship in November 2017.

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In 2018, Praggnanandhaa was invited to the Magistral de León Masters in Spain...

...for a four-game rapid match against Wesley So, the 2017 US Chess Champion. However, So defeated him by winning 2.5 rounds out of four.

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In July 2019, Praggnanandhaa won the Xtracon Chess Open in Denmark, scoring 8.5 out of 10 points.

He had also won the World Youth Championships in the under-18 category in October 2019.

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