Rameshbabu Pragganandhaa, also known as R Praggnanandhaa, is the youngest Indian to qualify for the Chess World Cup final in 21 years, following Viswanathan Anand’s 2000 and 2002 titles. Praggnanandhaa, born in Chennai, is the sport’s youngest international master at ten years, ten months, and 19 days. He defeated third-ranked player Fabiano Caruana in a 1-1 tie, setting up an exciting championship match against Carlsen.
Gary Kasparov, a former world champion and Grandmaster of Russian chess, praised Praggnanandhaa’s outstanding performance and his mother’s support. Praggnanandhaa received the Arjuna Award in November of last year, and he won the Under-8 and Under-10 championships at the World Youth Chess Championship in 2013 and 2015.
Here Is Everything You Should Know About R Praggnanandha, India’s young Chess Star
R Praggnanandhaa began playing chess at age five and won the Under-8 World Youth Chess Championship in 2013. He is the youngest Indian to compete in the World Cup final. He received the Arjuna Award in November of last year.
R Praggnanandhaa will contest against Norway’s Magnus Carlsen
Rameshbabu Pragganandhaa, also known as R Praggnanandhaa, will compete against Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the current world chess champion, in Chess World Cup final. Since Viswanathan Anand, who secured the world title in 2000 and 2002, he is the first Indian to qualify for the Chess World Cup final in 21 years.
Praggnanandhaa and Carlsen will be facing off for the 20th time, with Carlsen holding a slight edge in their previous meetings.
The 18-year-old defeated Caruana, the third-ranked player
Fabiano Caruana of the USA, the third-ranked player in the world, suffered a loss to Praggnanandhaa, born on August 10, 2005, in Chennai. After a 1-1 tie in their two-game conventional series, the 18-year-old defeated Caruana to set up an exciting championship match against Carlsen.
Kasparov lauded the Indian Grand Master
Garry Kasparov, a former world champion and Grandmaster of Russian chess, applauded Indian Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa on his impressive run to the FIDE World Cup final in Baku, Azerbaijan. Kasparov praised the Indian Grand Master for his outstanding performance and described his mother’s assistance as “a special kind of support.”
Everything you wish to discover about young Grandmaster
Here is everything you desire to learn concerning the young Indian Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa as he pursues history:
# R Praggnanandhaa was born in Chennai on August 10, 2005. At age 5, he began learning the game of chess.
# He’s a Tamilian by birth. Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai is where he received his high school diploma.
# Praggnanandhaa is the sport’s youngest international master at ten years, ten months, and 19 days.
# He became the fifth-youngest person to accomplish the feat when he reached the Grandmaster norm at 12 years, ten months, and 13 days.
# Praggnanandhaa is the youngest Indian player who advanced to the World Cup final.
# He received the Arjuna Award in November of the previous year.
# He has a sister named Vaishali, who enjoys playing chess. His mother, Nagalakshmi, is a stay-at-home mom, and his father, Rameshbabu, manages a TNSC Bank branch.
# In 2013 and 2015, Praggnanandhaa won the Under-8 and Under-10 championships at the World Youth Chess Championship.