R Praggnanandhaa defeats world number 1 chess player Magnus Carlsen for the 3rd time in 6 months

india prodigy boy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaawho had grabbed the headlines with stunning performances against the chess giants, once again showed his skill as he got the better of world number one Magnus Carlsen on Monday.

The 17-year-old beat Magnus 4-2 in the FTX Crypto Cup. The score was tied at 2-2 after regulation time and the match went into a tie-break where Praggnanandhaa outplayed the Norwegian.

However, despite Magnus losing, the Indian teenager could only finish second as the world number was declared the winner based on his best overall score. Magnus finished with 16 points to Praggnanandhaa’s 15.

After seeing another world-class performance from the 17-year-old, fans flocked to social media to congratulate the Indian wonderkid.

The Indian wonderkid started the Crypto Cup, where he finished second, in fine fashion by winning the first four games, including a win over world No. 6 Levon Aronian.

It was the third time Praggnanandhaa got the better of Magnus Carlsen in the past six months.

He had defeated the number one chess player for the first time in February in the Airthings Masters online chess tournament.

The second win came at Chessable Masters where Magnus was forced out of the game after being outplayed by the Indian boy wonder.

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