Praggnanandhaa Defeats World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana After Magnus Carlsen


In a thrilling turn of events at the Norway Chess tournament, Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa stunned the chess world by defeating two of the highest-ranked players: Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. Let’s delve into this remarkable achievement and its implications.

Just a few days before his encounter with Caruana, Praggnanandhaa had already made headlines by beating the reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in Round 3 of the tournament. This victory sent shockwaves through the chess community, as the five-time world champion was humbled by the young prodigy.

Praggnanandhaa Triumph Against Fabiano Caruana

In the fifth round of the Norway Chess tournament, Praggnanandhaa faced off against world-ranked No. 2, Fabiano Caruana. Despite the odds, Praggnanandhaa emerged victorious, securing his first-ever win over both Caruana and Magnus Carlsen in classic chess. This remarkable achievement catapulted him into the top 10 spots in the world rankings maintained by the International Chess Federation (FIDE).


Praggna’s Sister Shines Too

Praggnanandhaa’s sister, Vaishali, also made her mark in the tournament. In the fifth round, she maintained her lead by defeating China’s Lei Tingjie. At just 22 years old, Vaishali’s performance has been outstanding, and she currently leads the tournament. Meanwhile, another Indian player, Koneru Humpy, occupies the fifth place after losing to World Champion Ju Wenjun of China, who has won all five of her matches in the tournament.

Praggnanandhaa’s back-to-back victories against top players have solidified his reputation as a young talent in the chess world. His strategic brilliance and fearless approach have caught the attention of chess enthusiasts worldwide. As he continues to move from strength to strength, we eagerly await more remarkable performances from this rising star.

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