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Magnus Carlsen, the reigning world chess champion, is defeated by a 16-year-old Indian chess player, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa.

India: In the Airthings Masters Speed Chess Tournament on Monday (21/2), the 16-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa beat Carlsen with 39 black pawn moves., Heavily-favored Magnus Carlsen was upset by a Grandmaster from India, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, in an online tournament. In the Airthings Masters speed chess event, the 16-year-old beat Carlsen with 39 black pawn moves on Monday night.

After winning, Praggnanandhaa commented, “It’s time for bed because I thought I wouldn’t eat food till 2.30am.”

It should be noted that at the age of 10, Praggnanandhaa became the youngest International Master in history. After Russian chess champion Sergey Karjakin, he became the world’s youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12.

A number of people, notably India’s Viswanathan Anand and Pental Harikrishna, have previously beaten Carlsen. The youngest person to defeat Carlsen after he became world champion in 2013 is Praggnanandhaa.

Praggnanandhaa’s accomplishment has been widely praised. Praggnanandhaa, a five-time world champion and the finest chess player India has ever produced, is also included on this list.

“We are always proud of our abilities! For @rpragchess, it was a fantastic day “Anand tweeted about it.

Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricket legend, also lauded Praggnanandhaa for his accomplishments. Ex-Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar believes Praggnanandhaa has made the country proud.

“Pragg must be feeling awful. Magnus Carlsen, a seasoned player, was defeated by a 16-year-old playing black “He tweeted. “It is my hope that your chess career will continue for many years to come. Thank you for bringing honour to India!”

In contrast, Carlsen had claimed that he was still suffering from the consequences of his recent COVID-19 illness. It was “a little tough to focus” for the 31-year-old the first few days, but “today is better,” she added on Monday.

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