Teenaged Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa drew the second recreation of the FIDE World Cup semifinal towards American GM Fabiano Caruana on Sunday to push the competition right into a tie-break.
The 18-year-old Praggnanandhaa tied the two-match classical collection towards Caruana 1-1. The 2 gamers will participate in a tie-break on Monday to resolve who advances to the ultimate towards world No.1 Magnus Carlsen.
Sunday’s match between Praggnanandhaa and world No.3 Caruana led to a stalemate in 47 strikes.
Carlsen, who had received the primary recreation on Saturday, settled for a attract 74 strikes towards Azerbaijan participant Nijat Abasov to e book his spot within the closing.
This was the primary time the Norwegian famous person has made it to the World Cup closing.
Praggnanandhaa, teenaged chess star from Chennai, turned solely the second Indian ever to qualify for the semifinals of the World Cup after the legendary Viswanathan Anand and he can even characteristic within the Candidates event subsequent yr.
The highest three finishers within the event qualify for the Candidates occasion in 2024 to find out the challenger to Ding Liren.
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First Printed: Aug 20 2023 | 11:54 PM IST