16-Year-Old Indian Grandmaster Beats Magnus Carlsen Again

The match was headed for a draw but a blunder from the world champion Magnus Carlsen resulted in his defeat.
16-Year-Old Indian Grandmaster Beats Magnus Carlsen Again
India's 16-year-old chess grandmaster Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu | FILE

Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, the 16-year-old Indian Grandmaster (GM) defeated World Champion Magnus Carlsen on Friday for the second time in three months.

Rameshbabu defeated Carlsen in the fifth round of the Chessable Masters online rapid chess tournament. It was headed for a draw but a blunder from the world champion Magnus Carlsen resulted in his defeat.

However, despite the victory, the 16-year-old was not happy. After Carlsen’s blunder, he said, “I do not want to win that way!”

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The Indian GM is now on the fifth spot on the leaderboard, while Carlsen is on the third spot, having accumulated 12 points. China’s Wei Yi tops with 18 points at the end of the second day of the tournament.

It may be noted that Rameshbabu had earlier defeated Carlsen in the Airthings Masters online rapid tournament held in February, 2022.

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