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Indian GM Vidit Gujrathi defeated 5-time world champion Magnus Carlsen in Pro Chess League

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Indian chess grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi – playing for Indian Yogis – achieved the biggest victory of his career as he defeated five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen – playing for Canada Chess Brahs – in a Pro Chess League match on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Indian GM performed well while playing with the black pieces. Carlsen looked utterly frustrated at the loss and was pounding the table in desperation.

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Staring down the barrel with a 5.5-6.5 deficit, the Yogis held on for a 4-0 lead over Canada’s Chessbrahs in the final round, where Gujrathi outplayed Carlsen after missing checkmate in three.


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Vidit Gujrathi said after defeating Magnus Carlsen,

“We fought very hard, and I think the cherry on top for me was for sure to defeat Magnus.”

The Chessbrahs led by GM Aman Hambleton started with a bang, winning the first round 2.5-1.5 and the second by a score of 3-1. GM Razvan Preotu once again proved to be a valuable asset after winning his opening matches against GM Raunak Sadhwani and Vidit.
GM Aryan Tari also started brilliantly, defeated IM Vaishali Rameshbaba in the 2nd round.

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The Chessbrahs set out to get the three points needed to secure a win within striking distance of the match with one round to spare. Despite Magnus Carlsen making a statement with a 21-move miniature on the board against Sadhwani, the Yogis were able to turn the tide and win 3-1.


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