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R Praggnanandhaa: R Praggnanandhaa established his reign, did wonders by leaving Vishwanathan Anand behind.

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R Praggnanandhaa

R Praggnanandhaa: India’s young chess player R Praggnanandhaa has created history. He defeated world champion Ding Liren in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The victory over the Chinese world champion surprised Praggnanandhaa as he did not expect the former player to lose so easily. With the victory, R Praggnananda has left behind experienced player Viswanathan Anand. Praggnananda has become the highest ranked Indian player in chess rankings.

Said this after victory

R Praggnananda has become the highest ranked player among Indian players for the first time in his career. According to the report of, R Praggnananda said that I thought I had equalized very easily and then somehow things started going wrong for him. Even after winning the piece, I still thought it should be worth capturing. Ding was probably not completely focused on his game. He was not able to defend the game, which was not what we expected.

happy with the performance

R Praggnananda said that I think on any given day, if you beat such a strong player, it is always special because it is not very easy to beat him. R Praggnananda was completely satisfied with his game. This is good. I think the first three games were pretty interesting. I think I am playing well but the same happened last year also. There was a time when I was playing really well and then my game got really bad so I think that’s good. It is really important to have energy till the end of the tournament.

Vishwanathan Anand left behind

R Praggnanandhaa is at number 11 in the chess rankings. With the win he has jumped two places. Due to his victory, he has become ahead of Vishwanathan. Vishwanathan Anand is at 12th position in the current chess ranking. He has lost one place. Magnus Carlsen is at number one in the chess ranking.

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