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R. Praggnanandhaa Receives High Praise From Indian Chess Federation Chief: “On Par With Magnus Carlsen”

By waytoinfo.com Aug 24, 2023
R. Praggnanandhaa Receives High Praise From Indian Chess Federation Chief: "On Par With Magnus Carlsen"R. Praggnanandhaa Receives High Praise From Indian Chess Federation Chief: "On Par With Magnus Carlsen"

The second Classical Chess match at the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) World Cup final between Indian grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa and the top-ranked Magnus Carlsen of Norway finished in a draw on Wednesday.

R. Praggnanandhaa Receives High Praise From Indian Chess Federation Chief: “On Par With Magnus Carlsen”

Sanjay Kapoor, the president of the All India Chess Federation (AICF), stated on Wednesday that R Praggnanandhaa, the opponent in the second game of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) World Cup final, could have been more aggressive and taken his chances. He also expressed his confidence that the 18-year-old Indian grandmaster would win the tie-breaker on Thursday.

The winner of the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) World Cup final’s second Classical chess match between Indian grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the current world number one, ended in a draw on Wednesday. The outcome of the match will be decided on Thursday. Tie-breakers are now being used in the match between these two top chess players.

“Today, Praggnanandhaa had black pieces and Carlsen had white pieces. Magnus had the option to be daring and take risks. He didn’t, though. Prag (Praggnanandhaa), a young Turk, accomplished a fantastic achievement. It indicates that he is playing on par with Magnus when a young player like him performs so well and draws games against him, according to the AICF president in an interview with ANI.

Sanjay commented that India’s chess future is bright in response to the country’s success at the FIDE Chess World Cup. Notably, this round’s quarterfinalists included four Indians out of the eight participants. This featured Arjun Erigaisi, Vidit Gujrathi, Gukesh D, and Praggnanandhaa. Praggnanandhaa overcame Arjun to advance to the semifinals, where he beat Fabiano Caruana of the US, while Gukesh and Vidit fell to Carlsen and Nijat Abasov of Azerbaijan, respectively.

With white pieces, Praggnanandhaa got off to a solid start and had an early time advantage against the Norwegian. Against a player who appeared to be familiar with the lines and plays the Norwegian was going to choose, Carlsen was able to recover.

In the second classical game on Wednesday, where Magnus had the white pieces, both Grandmasters continued to play.

Praggnanandhaa advanced to the final to face Carlsen after defeating World No. 3 Fabiano Caruana in tiebreaks.

Due to the deadlock in both standard chess games, a playoff will be held on Thursday. The tiebreak process consists of two quick games with a time limit of 25 minutes and a 10-second increment every move. Two “slow blitz” games with a time control of 10 minutes plus a 10-second increment for each move will be played if more resolution is required.

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