In the opening classical match of the FIDE World Cup Chess final in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Tuesday, Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa achieved a draw against the top-ranked player globally, Magnus Carlsen. The 18-year-old, Indian Grandmaster skillfully navigated the game with the white pieces, ultimately compelling a stalemate after 35 moves. Praggnanandhaa said after the game,
“I don’t think I was in any trouble at all,
In a subsequent exchange posted on FIDE’s ‘X’ (formerly Twitter) account, Praggnanandhaa expressed his views.
“Rb8, I felt I should have done something there. But maybe this position is just solid and I don’t have anything. What I played there was not the best try but I could not find anything.”
The game 2 of the FIDE World Cup 2023 final featuring R Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlsen is scheduled for August 23, commencing at 4:15 PM. If the match ends in a draw, a tie-breaker will ensue, scheduled to take place on August 24th.
The final match of the FIDE World Cup 2023 featuring R Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlsen will not be broadcasted on television in India. You can watch the live stream of the FIDE World Cup 2023 final on both the FIDE Chess YouTube channel and the ChessBase India YouTube channel in India.
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