Airthings Masters: India's 16-year-old R Praggnanandhaa stuns world champion Magnus Carlsen

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Chennai, India Updated: Feb 21, 2022, 09:29 PM(IST)

Praggnanandhaa won in a Tarrasch variation game against Carlsen. (Photo- International Chess Federation) Photograph:( Others )

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India's 16-year-old Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa stunned world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the eighth round of the ongoing Airthings Masters - an online rapid chess competition.

16-year-old Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa stunned world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the eighth round of the ongoing Airthings Masters - an online rapid chess competition.

Carlsen's revival after a tough first day of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour was pegged back by the youngest player in the field.

Carlsen had racked up three wins in a row as he ominously cranked up the gears. But against 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa, he blundered badly, and the Indian star held firm for the win.

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It was Praggnanandhaa's first win in any form of chess against the Norwegian and came on the back of having lost three games in a row.

Carlsen finished down in fifth - up from 11th on the leaderboard yesterday."I think it's about just going to bed," FIDE`s website quoted Praggnanandha as saying.

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