Praggnanandhaa: like the name like his chess

Praggnanandhaa won against fabiano caruana in the semi-final Fide world cup 2023.

R. Praggnanandhaa, an Indian grandmaster, defeated Fabiano Caruana in the semifinals of the Chess World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan. With this win, he became only the second Indian player after Viswanathan Anand to enter the summit clash of the tournament. Praggnanandhaa won the match 3.5-2.5 via tie-breaks. He will now face Magnus Carlsen in the final.

The name “Praggnanandhaa” is a Sanskrit name, which is a combination of two words Pragna and Ananda which means Happiness with skill and knowledge.

Achieved several notable feats in his career. He became an International Master at the age of 10, the youngest at the time to do so, and a Grandmaster at the age of 12, the second-youngest at the time to do so. He won the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 title in 2013, earning him the title of FIDE Master. In 2016, he became the youngest International Master in history, at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days. In July 2019, Praggnanandhaa won the Xtracon Chess Open in Denmark, scoring 8½/10 points. In October 2019, he won the World Youth Championships in the Under-18 section with a score of 9/11. In April 2021, Praggnanandhaa won the Polgar Challenge, the first leg (out of four) of the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour, a rapid online event organized by Julius Baer Group and for young talents.

In February 2022, at the age of 16, he became the youngest player to defeat then-world champion Magnus Carlsen when he beat Carlsen in a rapid game at the Airthings Masters Rapid Chess Tournament.

Here is the game video of his win against Fabiano Caruana

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