Praggnanandhaa Shocks World Champion Liren in Tata Steel Tournament, Surpassing Anand as No.1 Indian Chess Player
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With a FIDE rating of 2748.3 points, Praggnanandhaa edged past Anand's 2748 points, marking a significant milestone in his young career.
Israel-Hamas conflict: India withdraws from World Cadet Chess Championship in Egypt
The Indian chess body said the decision was taken considering all the aspects of safety and security of our young players as the Gaza Strip is only 397 Km away from Sharm El Sheikh and the conflict can significantly impact commercial airlines in the Middle East on short notice.
Praggnanandhaa keeps India's World Chess title hopes alive
And he did that in style at the recently-concluded FIDE World Cup held at Baku, Azerbaijan, knocking out world No. 2 and 3 -- GM Hikaru Nakamura (2,787) and Fabiano Caruana (2,782) of the US, respectively -- before going down to world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen (2,835) of Norway in the final, losing in tie-breaker.
'Proud of you', says PM Modi after meeting chess prodigy Praggnanandhaa
The chess prodigy was accompanied by his parents as they called on the Prime Minister at the latter's residence. “Had very special visitors at 7, LKM (Lok Kalyan Marg) today. Delighted to meet you, Praggnanandhaa along with your family,” the Prime Minister wrote on X (formerly twitter) in response to a post by Praggnanandhaa.
Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa goes down fighting to Carlsen in final
Former world champion Carlsen clinched the title by winning the first tie-breaker game and then drawing the second one.
Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa holds Magnus Carlsen to another draw to take final to tiebreaks
Praggnanandhaa, who had played out a draw with white pieces on Tuesday, held the Norwegian five-time World Champion in Classical Chess to another draw, this time with black pieces.
18-yr-old Praggnanandhaa enters chess World Cup final, books seat in Candidates
The final score stood at 3.5-2.5 in favour of the Chennai youngster. After drawing the first two tie-break games, the Indian slayed Caruana in the third game and drew the next one.