After the win, Praggnanandhaa spoke to NDTV about his recent form.© NDTV
Teenage Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa has gone from strength to strength over the past year. After defeating world No. 1 chess player Magnus Carlsen twice in online events, the 17-year-old Indian player defeated the great player for the third time in the final round of the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami. in Monday. Praggnanandhaa won three games in a row including two in flash draws to beat Carlsen. After the win, Praggnanandhaa spoke to NDTV about his recent form and future plans.
“Nice to come back and win. It was a four-match match and I was 2-1 down. So I needed to win the fourth game to equalize and win the game. right to go on,” he told NDTV. .
“It’s very rare that he loses. Anything that happens fast can happen. At fast pace you can beat him. In the classics it’s quite difficult. Going fast is very good. It’s hard to beat him, so I’m happy to beat him quickly.”
Praggnanandhaa says he wants to play Carlsen more in the classic form of chess. “First, I need to raise my ELO rank. I’m at 2675, so I need to get 2750. I need another 100 and I can play him regularly after that,” Pragga said. .
“I think I can hit it soon, I think within a year I can hit the mark. I’m working towards that and I’m looking to play more classic tournaments. Quick leagues. This is very good experience for me. I am learning.”
Praggnanandhaa also recently played a key role in India’s ‘B’ bronze medal win at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai.
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