Praggnanandhaa finishes 3rd, Carlsen claims the tile at the Norway Chess Tournament


Indian Grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa made a remarkable impact at the Norway Chess 2024 tournament, finishing third in the Open Section. This achievement is particularly noteworthy considering the high calibre of the competition, which included world number one Magnus Carlsen.

Praggnanandhaa’s performance in Norway Chess

Praggnanandhaa’s performance was highlighted by his victory over American Hikaru Nakamura in the final round. This win not only secured his third-place finish but also made him the first player ever to beat the top three ranked players in the world in one of the strongest-ever tournaments. His victories over Carlsen, World No. 2 Fabiano Caruana, the World Champion Ding Liren, and Nakamura reflected his prowess into Chess World,

Magnus Carlsen, the home country hero, won the tournament for the sixth time, ending with 17.5 points. The unique format of the tournament ensured that each round had a winner, either through Classical time control or Armageddon if the game ended in a draw. Nakamura finished second with 15.5 points.

In the Women’s section, China’s Ju Wenjun won the inaugural edition of the tournament. India’s GM R. Vaishali finished fourth, while GM Koneru Humpy finished fifth.

The Norway Chess 2024 tournament was filled with thrilling games and intense competition. It showcased the talents of both established players and rising stars, providing a glimpse into the future of chess.

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