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R Praggnanandhaa loses

Kochi: Teenaged Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa of India lost the Chess World Cup final to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen on Thursday.
The two players tied up in their games on Tuesday and Wednesday making a tie-break essential to find the winner, media reports said.
Praggnanandhaa beat world number 2 Hikaru Nakamura and number 3 Fabiano Caruana on his way to the finals.
After the legendary Bobby Fischer and Carlsen, R Praggnanandhaa became the third youngest player to qualify for the Candidates 2024 tournament.
He is seen as a possible successor to the five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand.
He has won the national under-7 title, International Master at the age of 10, and became a GM two years later. At the age of 14 he achieved an ELO rating of 2600 in 2019.
He attributes his success to his mother Mahalakshmi and others in the family.

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