After three days and four rounds of nerve-racking game of chess, the winner of the Chess World Cup 2023 has been decided. And to break every Indian’s heart, it is not Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. Still, Indians can be proud that Prag or Praggnanandhaa did not budge easily. Magnus Carlsen had to face off against the young chess master four times and in tie-breakers in order to win the FIDE World Cup.
After the second tie-breaker match on Thursday, it was finally decided that Magnus Carlsen was the winner. Carlen picked up the FIDE World Cup first time in his career after defeating the wiz from Chennai. This was very important for Magnus Carlsen as well as for Prag’s career. Due to his phenomenal performance, Pragg has sealed his spot in the prestigious Candidates Tournament. This tournament is held in order to find a challenger to take on the world champion Ding Liren in the next championship.
Pragg was also an enigma for the fans and the critics of the sport because he was the youngest candidate to rise to such a level. His contender, Magnus, is currently 32 years old. In fact, Pragg is one of the three youngest players, standing alongside the legendary Bobby Fischer. Therefore, it hints at Pragg’s bright future that awaits him. Fun fact: not many people know this.
However, chess originated in the Indian subcontinent back in the sixth century. It was first played in an 8×8 grid and was named Chaturanga. Later on, additions were made in the form of rules and new pieces, which further added more complexity. Cut to the present, it is one of the most revered board games on the whole planet and is closely linked with the show of brain power. Keep following our page for more such sports-related content.