R Praggnanandhaa’s Historic Street To FIDE World Cup Remaining | Chess Information

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Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa wrote a golden chapter in Indian chess historical past by turning into solely the second participant from the nation after Viswanathan Anand — and the youngest — to play within the FIDE World Cup ultimate. The 18-year-old Indian misplaced the summit conflict to Norway’s world No.1 Magnus Carlsen right here on Thursday.

PTI takes a take a look at his journey within the elite occasion: R Praggnanandhaa’s street to World Cup ultimate:

*Bought a bye in first spherical.

*Defeated French Grandmaster Maxime Lagarde 1.5-0.5 in second spherical.

*Beat skilled Czech GM David Navara 1.5-0.5 in third spherical.

*Beat world No. 2 Hikaru Nakamura of USA 3-1 in fourth spherical.

*Beat Hungarian Ferenc Berkes 1.5-0.5 in fifth spherical.

*Registered a come-from-behind 5-4 win over compatriot Arjun Erigaisi within the sixth spherical.

*Beat Italian-American Grandmaster, Fabiano Caruana, ranked third on the earth, 3.5-2.5 within the semifinal to grow to be the youngest to succeed in the summit conflict of the World Cup.

*Sport 1 of Remaining on Tuesday led to a draw after 35 strikes.

*Sport 2 between Praggnanandhaa and Carlsen additionally led to a fast attract simply 30 strikes.

*Praggnanandhaa and Carlsen returned on Thursday to play within the shorter time management video games, with the Indian dropping within the tie-break.

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