praggnanandhaa: Chess prodigy Praggnanandhaa defeats world champion Magnus Carlsen for the second time in 2022

Young chess prodigy Praggnanandhaa has beaten world champion Magnus Carlsen for the second time this year. The young chess icon defeated Carlsen in the fifth round of the Chessable Masters online rapid chess tournament.

According to reports, the fifth round was progressing to a draw. However, a one-shot error from Norway’s Carlsen led to Praggnanandhaa’s victory in the match. The victory took the teenager’s tally to 12 points and Carlsen was pushed into second place in the standings.

Praggnanandhaa’s victory over Carlsen comes exactly three months after his victory at the Airthings Masters event. The young Indian grandmaster defeated world number 1 Carlsen in the eighth round of the online rapid chess tournament. After his victory, Indian chess icon Vishwanathan Anand, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and several others congratulated him. The third edition of the Chessable Masters started on Thursday. Besides Praggnanandhaa, the 16-man tournament also features the world’s youngest Grandmaster, Abhimanyu Mishra.

The eight-day Chessable Masters has a prize pool of up to $150,000 and two qualifying spots for the next Tour Major. The first stage of the tournament will feature 16 players with the top eight heading to a knockout. The finals will take place on May 25 and 26. This is the fourth leg of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour and the winner of the Tour will be crowned the world’s best online chess player in November.

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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa was born on August 10, 2005 in Chennai. The famous Indian chess player Vaishali Rameshbabu is his brother. He is the fifth youngest person after Abhimanyu Mishra, Gukesh D, Sergey Karjakin and Javokhir Sindarovt to achieve the title of Grand Master.

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