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Chess World Cup final 2023 Live Updates R Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen: Magnus Carlsen Taking His Time Against R Praggnanandhaa


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Chess World Cup Final 2023 Live Updates: The much-awaited Chess world Cup final final between Indian chess prodigy Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa and world no. 1 Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has started in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 18-year-old became the youngest Indian finalist after beating Fabiano Caruana 3.5-2.5 in a semi-final decided by a single tiebreak win. The last Indian to reach the final was Viswanathan Anand, who is a two-time World Cup winner in 2000 and 2002. This will be the 20th time Praggnanandhaa takes on Carlsen, with the latter holding a slight advantage in head-to-head.

Here are the LIVE Updates of R Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen, Straight from Baku, Azerbaijan

  • 16:57 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Intense contest!

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Extra motivation for Carlsen!

    Magnus Carlsen has not the FIDE World Cup so far. This is the first time that he is in the final

  • 16:50 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa Vs Carlsen Live: The first moves

    1 c4 e5

    2 Nc3 Nf6

    3 Nf3 Nc6

    4 g3 d5

    5 cxd5 Nxd5

  • 16:33 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: We are underway!

    The 1st match starts here in Baku as Pragg takes on Carlsen.

  • 16:23 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Calm before the storm!

    We are moments away from the start of the first match! Can Pragg spoil the party for Carlsen by becoming the youngest ever World Cup champion?

  • 16:20 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Game recognises game!

  • 16:03 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Tie-break scenario explained!

    We might see two more games if two tie-break games do not find us a World Cup winner. However, they will be played in rapid format with a time control of 25 minutes for each player + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from the first move.

    Two more rapid games will come in picture if the tie-break does not give us the winner, but this time with a time control of of 10 minutes for each player + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from 1st move.

  • 15:56 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: So, how will this tie work?

    Pragg and Carlsen will play two classice matches, first on Tuesday and the second on Wednesday. 

    The time limit for each game should be: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by another 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from first move.

  • 15:54 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Can Pragg makes it 2 in 2 in 2023?

    Praggnanandhaa defeated Carlsen in February 2022 at the Airthings Masters, but the Norwegian has a slight edge, when it comes to head-to-head meetings.

  • 15:14 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Can Pragg beat his idol?

    Pragg and Carlsen both chase their maiden World Cup title. Carlsen has won everything, but a World Cup title has eluded him. Can he break the duck or will Pragg pull off another shock? Stau tuned for all the action as it happen.

  • 15:01 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Hello!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Chess World Cup 2023 final between R Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlser.

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