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Praggnanandhaa stuns Carlsen at Norway Chess 2024



  Jun 03, 2024

Praggnanandhaa stuns Carlsen at Norway Chess 2024



1. Who is R Praggnanandhaa?
R Praggnanandhaa is an 18-year-old Indian Grandmaster who has made significant strides in the chess world. He recently registered his first-ever classical win over World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen.

2. What was the significance of Praggnanandhaa's win at Norway Chess 2024?
Praggnanandhaa's victory over Carlsen in the third round of Norway Chess 2024 was momentous as it marked his first classical win against the World Champion, propelling him to the sole leader's position in the tournament.

3. How did Praggnanandhaa achieve this win?
Playing with white pieces, Praggnanandhaa managed to overcome Carlsen despite trailing on the clock for most of the game. His calm and strategic play enabled him to secure the win and earn three crucial points.

4. How did Magnus Carlsen fare in the tournament after this match?
Following his loss to Praggnanandhaa, Carlsen slipped to fifth in the six-man standings in the open section of Norway Chess.

5. Who are the other notable players in Norway Chess 2024?
- American Grandmaster Fabio Caruana took the second spot after his win over GM Ding Liren.
- GM Hikaru Nakamura retained the third spot after defeating GM Alireza Firouzja in Armageddon.
- GM Ding Liren, set to compete against GM D Gukesh for the World Championship title later this year, was in the last spot after three rounds.

6. How is R Vaishali performing in the women's section of Norway Chess?
R Vaishali, Praggnanandhaa's sister, is leading the women's section after three rounds. She beat compatriot Koneru Humpy and held GM Anna Muzychuk to a draw to retain her sole lead position.

7. What is the prize fund for Norway Chess 2024?
Norway Chess offers USD 160,000 in prize funds for both the Open and Women's sections. The tournament features six players competing in classical chess from May 27 to June 7.




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