30 May 2024

Norway Chess Tournament: Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa scripts history, defeats number one player Magnus Carlsen

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa has defeated world number one player Magnus Carlsen in a classical game. With this victory, he has taken the lead in the Norway Chess Tournament.

After three rounds of this tournament, he is at the top position with 5.5 points.

Praggnanandhaa was playing with white pieces and with this defeat, Carlsen has moved to fifth place in the tally.

The 18-year-old Indian player has defeated Carlsen many times in rapid/exit games. But this is the first time that he has defeated Carlsen in classical chess. In this type of game, players take more time to make their moves. Usually players take up to an hour.

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