The Indian prodigy has been bringing up outstanding performances recently, having defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen for the 2nd attempt in the Chessable Master event announcement before losing in a tight final against China’s Ding Liren. Check out complete details about it below.
R Praggnanandhaa, a young Indian Grandmaster, won the Norway Chess Group A open sports event here with 7.5 points after nine rounds. The top-seeded 16-year-old GM was in terrific form and stayed unblemished after nine rounds. Late on Friday, he won the competition against fellow Indian V Praneeth, an International Master.
Praggnanandhaa won a complete point ahead of second-placed IM Marsel Efroimski (Israel) and third-placed IM Jung Min Seo (South Korea) (Sweden). Praneeth was tied third with six points however finished sixth owing to a lower tie-break result.
Praggnanandhaa also defeated Victor Mikhalevski, Vitaly Kunin , Mukhammadzokhid Suyarov , Semen Mutusov , and Mathias Unneland . He won his other three games.
The Indian teenager has already been going to put up great performances recently, having beaten ranked number one Magnus Carlsen for the 2nd attempt in the Chessable Master actual tournament before losing a tight final against China’s Ding Liren.
The GM will represent India B in the international event of the 44th Chess Olympiad, which will be held in Chennai next month.
Praggnanandhaa’s coach, R B Ramesh, complimented him on the victory and stated that it will strengthen his confidence.
“Congratulations on his triumph.” He was the tournament’s top seed, so it’s no surprise that he won. He performed well overall, drawing three games with black pieces and winning the others. “It will help him gain confidence,” Ramesh remarked.
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