WION exclusive: Win against Magnus Carlsen a big boost, gives confidence, says chess sensation Praggnanandhaa

Written By: Sidharth MP WION Web Team
Chennai, India Updated: Feb 22, 2022, 11:19 PM(IST)

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With back-to-back tournaments and late-night online matches keeping him busy, the young Grandmaster from Chennai doesn't have the time to savour his big win, but he sure does enjoy the process. WION had an opportunity to speak to him and understand how he feels after defeating Magnus Carlsen:

16-year-old Chess prodigy from India, R. Praggnanandhaa is extremely happy and grateful to his coach for eight years, Grand Master Ramesh and Chess legend Viswanathan Anand, who has been offering mentorship via video lessons. During the wee hours of Monday(Indian time), the young man from India had defeated World No.1 Magnus Carlsen and scaled a new high in his already celebrated career. With back-to-back tournaments and late-night online matches keeping him busy, the young Grandmaster from Chennai doesn't have the time to savour his big win, but he sure does enjoy the process. WION had an opportunity to speak to him and understand how he feels.

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