R Praggnanandhaa along with his mom Nagalakshmi after the Chess World Cup.© Twitter
After a heroic last efficiency within the Chess World Cup summit conflict, R Praggnanandhaa can relaxation assured that he’ll now be counted among the many high chess stars on this planet. Praggnanandhaa captured the creativeness of a billion-plus folks as he entered the ultimate of the 2023 Chess World Cup. He fought valiantly until the tip however finally misplaced to the nice Magnus Carlsen within the last. Praggnanandhaa had drawn the primary two classical video games, however within the tie-breaker Carlsen was the extra dominant participant on Thursday in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Nonetheless, Praggnanandhaa can hold his chin up as he beat higher-ranked opponents – world no. 2 Hikaru Nakamura and no. 3 Fabiano Caruana – to develop into the second Indian after the nice Viswanathan Anand to enter the Chess World Cup last. By profitable the silver medal, Praggnanandhaa additionally secured a ticket to the FIDE Candidates match.
After the ultimate, Praggnanandhaa talked to Ednbox, and stated that now that the World Cup is over, he want to have some South Indian meals. “I prefer to have Indian meals over the meals that we’ve got right here. I hope to have South Indian meals,” he stated. “We now have gamers like D Gukesh, Arjun Erigaisi. It is time to get stronger. Gukesh has already gone into the top-10. We’re additionally hoping to enter the top-10.”
In the meantime, Praggnanandhaa’s dream run within the FIDE World Cup ended by the hands of world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, who beat him 1.5-0.5 within the tie-break on Thursday after the classical video games led to a stalemate. The second 25+10 tie-break recreation led to a attract 22 strikes because the Norwegian legend performed it protected after he had gained the primary, displaying his end-game abilities.
It was Carlsen’s first World Cup triumph, having gained the World Championship 5 instances.
Carlsen overcame a stiff problem from his 18-year-old Indian opponent within the first tie-break recreation, profitable it in 45 strikes. He overcame the issues he encountered because of Praggnanandhaa’s enterprising play to show the tables and seize the benefit.
With PTI inputs
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