New Delhi, May 25: Indian Grandmaster Rambabu Praggnanandhaa (R Praggnandhaa) has once again become an important center of discussion. 16-year-old Pragyanand has become the first Indian player to reach the final of the Chessable Masters. He defeated high raiding Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri 3.5-2.5 in the tie-breaker in the semi-finals. Earlier, the four-set match was tied at 2-2.
This victory is very memorable for Pragyanand. In fact, soon after this victory, he went to give his class XI exams. The 16-year-old chess master’s match ended at 2 pm IST on Wednesday and the next morning he had gone to school to take the exam.
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After entering the finals of Chessable Masters, Pragyanand said in his statement, ‘I have to go to school around 8:45 and now it is 2 pm, so I have to go to sleep. I will try my best not to sleep in the exam. I have commerce exam, I hope to pass.
With a win over Anish Giri in the semi-finals, Pragyanand has also cemented his place in the season finale of the Champions Chess Tour, which will be played in November this year. Let us tell you that he will face World No. 2 Ding Liren of China in the final of Chessable Masters.
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also defeated the world champion
Pragyanand defeated World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the 5th round of this competition. This was the second time that Pragyanand had defeated Carlson. Earlier this year, he made headlines overnight after beating Carlsen for the first time at the AirThings Masters.
After this victory, when Pragyanand was asked how you would celebrate this victory, in his reply, he said, “I think now just go to bed and relax.”
Story first published: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 18:28 [IST]