16-year-old Indian chess grandmaster beats World champion Magnus Carlsen  

R Praggnanandhaa stunned the World Champion Magnus Carlsen again while winning against him and registered his second win.

On Friday Both the players met in the fifth round of the Chessable Masters online rapid chess tournament but Praggnanandhaa surprised everyone with his moves and kept his chances alive of progressing to the knockout stage after the win over Carlsen.

While playing Praggnanandhaa smartly took advantage of a blunder from Carlsen to press home his advantage, even though the game seemed to be heading towards a draw. Then suddenly Carlsen took the wrong step and misplaced black knight which eventually opened the door for the Indian Grand Master to strike on him and win the trophy.

In an interview Praggnanandhaa revealed that his school exams were going on during the event Meanwhile he somehow managed to practice for the tournament.

“I want to achieve more so that I need to be sharper. I’m missing some stuff, some tricks, and some tactics, I’m not so thrilled about my game quality,” he said.

Praggnanandhaa is only 16-year-old, meanwhile Indian chess ace took his tally to 12 points while Carlsen was 2nd on the points table. USA’s Abhimanyu Mishra, the youngest GrandMaster in the world, also participated in the 16-man tournament.

The spark to be the number 1 makes Praggnanandhaa bounce back quickly and win his next match of the day against Abhimanyu Mishra. Meanwhile it was a draw against the fellow Indian Pentala Harikrishna and then beat the Englishman, Gawain Jones, which raised his point up to second on the leaderboard.

It’s not the first time that Praggnanandhaa has defeated Carlsen. In February at Airthings Masters, an online rapid chess tournament, he won playing with black pieces.

But this time in Chessable Masters, an Indian was playing with white pieces. Not only Praggnanandhaa defeated the Norwegian, earlier the legendary Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna had won against them.

However Praggnanandhaa became the youngest to defeat the Norwegian after they became world champion in 2013.