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Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa shocks Caruana, meets Carlsen in final | Chess News

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NEW DELHI: In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa secured a stunning victory over World No. 3 Fabiano Caruana with a score of 3.5-2.5 in the tie-breaker round of the FIDE World Cup chess tournament held in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday.
Following a classical series of two games that concluded with a 1-1 draw, the 18-year-old Indian prodigy showcased his prowess by outsmarting the highly-regarded American GM in an intense tie-breaker.

This thrilling encounter of mental prowess saw Praggnanandhaa triumph over his opponent.
Now, Praggnanandhaa is set to face off against Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in the final, marking a significant achievement in his chess career.

“Pragg goes through to the final! He beats Fabiano Caruana in the tiebreak and will face Magnus Carlsen now. What a performance!,” chess legend Viswanathan Anand posted on ‘X’, formerly Twitter.

(With PTI inputs)





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