Updated: May 22, 2022 9:17:49 am
The Indian teenage sensation made the most of the one-move blunder from Carlsen and kept his chances alive of progressing to the knockout stage.
The match was heading for a dull draw after Praggnanandhaa’s 40th move but in a stunning twist, Carlsen misplayed his knight on his previous move as Praggnanadhaa checked with an attack on his back piece.
Exactly 3 months after his win at Airthings Masters, Pragg once again beat the world champion. This time the world #1 made a one-move blunder for which he said after the win,”I do not want to win that way!” pic.twitter.com/ijEnuj5d9G
— ChessBase India (@ChessbaseIndia) May 21, 2022
Praggnanadhaa later revealed that he was taking school exams during the event in an interview to Chess24.
“I’m not so thrilled about my game quality. I’m missing some stuff, some tricks, and some tactics so I need to be sharper,” he said.
With a win worth three points, Praggnanandhaa (12 points) crushed Gawain Jones (England) in the seventh round, after drawing the sixth with 11th placed compatriot P. Harikrishna. Vidit Gujrathi (5) was 14th.
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Earlier this year in February at the Airthings Masters, Praggnanandhaa had defeated the Norwegian. Young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa stunned World No 1, Magnus Carlsen, in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters, an online rapid chess tournament. Praggnanandhaa won with black pieces in 39 moves in a Tarrasch variation game early on Monday to halt Carlsen’s run of three straight wins
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