Chess World Cup final 2023 Live Updates R Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen© X/FIDE
Chess World Cup Final 2023 , Game 2 Live Updates: It is big day for India. It is the day when Indian teen sensation R Praggnanandhaa will hope to cause an upset against World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in Baku, Azerbaijan in the final of Chess World Cup Final 2023. It is also the day when India’s Chandrayaan-3 will attempt to make history by landing on the moon. Praggnanandhaa drew the first game on Tuesday after playing with white pieces. Both Grandmasters are eyeing their maiden World Cup title. Earlier, Praggnanandhaa reached the final date with Carlsen beating world number three Fabiano Caruana of the USA in tiebreaks. The 18-year-old had defeated Caruana 3.5-2.5 to reach the final.
Here are the LIVE Updates of R Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen, Straight from Baku, Azerbaijan
Carlsen vs Praggnanandhaa Live: Will Anand’s wish come true?
“He is going to play Magnus Carlsen. Just so much happening. Personally D Gukesh crossed me the ratings in 37 years. R Praggnanandhaa then becomes the first Indian to reach the semi-final and final. It’s a two game match, So, he will play today and tomorrow. Tomorrow, he could be the first Indian to win a World Cup after I did. So, which is weird. And if he does it tomorrow around the time Chandrayaan lands on the moon, it will be too much,” Anand told NDTV.
Magnus Carlsen vs R Praggnanandhaa Live: The situation!
“Playing as White, the 18-year-old Indian prodigy, R Praggnanandhaa, couldn’t obtain a significant advantage over the former World Champion Carlsen,” the FIDE wrote in its official report. “Magnus Carlsen and R Praggnanandhaa split a point after a game which lasted 35 moves and around three hours.
“In the Four Knights line of the English Opening, R Praggnanandhaa (as White) went for a sharp line, putting pressure on the queenside, but Carlsen responded with a counter-push in the centre and comfortably equalised. In an even position, with three Kingside pawns and a knight and a rook each, the two decided to call it a day.”
Chess World Cup Live: History beckons!
As Mr. Sachin Tendulkar rightly said, the whole India is indeep with R Praggnanandhaa. However, 18-year-old should take this as a learning curve. Plenty of things to learn, especially when your playing against the best chess player of the last decade. Anything other than that is a bonus.
Let’s go, Pragg!
Tendulkar Proud Of Praggnanandhaa
Sachin Tendulkar is proud of R Praggnanandhaa, and so are we!
.@rpragchess, you have made history as the youngest World Cup finalist. Your journey has been filled with fierce battles.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 22, 2023
Chess World Cup Live: Interesting fact!
For the record, Carlsen achieved his grandmaster title in 2004, and made his World Cup debut in 2005-the same year Praggnanandhaa was born!
Chess World Cup Live: Can Carlsen finally go all the way?
In the opening match, which was played under classic parameters, Praggnanandhaa and Carlsen agreed to a draw on move 35. However, Carlsen will have the advantage of playing white in the second game of the two-match classical series.
The Norwegian Grandmaster has won everything but a World Cup title has eluded him so far.
Stay tuned to find out!
Chess World Cup Live: Deja-vu moment for Pragg!
While the chances of the game heading into a tie-break remain, experts believe Carlsen will be pushing to conclude the game before the tie-breaker knowing what his opponent, Praggnandhaa, did in his semi-final tie-break
Chess World Cup Live: Hello!
After a thrilling Day 1 of the Chess World Cup final, the action moves to Day in Baku, Azerbaijan as Praggnanandhaa takes on Carlsen in the second match. The Indian prodigy held the World No. 1 for a draw in the opening game. Can he match or even better that achievement today?
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