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Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa defeated in FIDE World Cup final by world No.1 Magnus Carlsen

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa’s dream run in the FIDE World Cup ended as Norwegian world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen beat him in the final!

However, for finishing second in the FIDE World Cup 2023, Praggnanandhaa has earned a whopping sum of USD 80,000 (approximately ₹66,13,444). While the winner Magnus Carlsen was given  $110,000 [₹90,93,551].

The 31-year-old Norwegian, who has dominated the International Chess Federation ranking for 12 years, defeats the 18-year-old Indian in the final played over three days at Baku in Azerbaijan on Thursday.

The final went into a two-game tie-break after the first two rounds failed to produce a winner.

Carlsen won the first game, while the second game ended in a draw, handing over the World Cup title to the grandmaster.

Praggnanandhaa beat world No. 2 Fabiano Caruana of the United States in the semifinal.

Indian Grandmaster also beat the world No. 3 Hikaru Nakamura, also of the US, in an earlier round.




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