Chess World Cup 2023 Live Updates, Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen: Valiant Praggnanandhaa Goes Down Fighting vs Carlsen

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Chess World Cup final 2023 LIVE updates: R Praggnanandhaa captured the imagination of a billion-plus people as he stormed in the final of the 2023 Chess World Cup. He fought valiantly till the end but ultimately lost to the great Magnus Carlsen in the final. Praggnanandhaa had drawn the first two classical games, but in the tie-breaker Carlsen was the more dominant player. However, Praggnanandhaa can keep his chin up as he beat higher-ranked opponents – world no. 2 Hikaru Nakamura and no. 3 Fabiano Caruana – to become the second Indian after the great Viswanathan Anand to enter the Chess World Cup final. By winning the silver medal, Praggnanandhaa also secured a ticket to the FIDE Candidates tournament.

Here are the Live Updates of R Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen FIDE Chess World Cup Final, Straight from Baku, Azerbaijan

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: Pragg eyes top-10!

    While pointing out that D Gukesh has already broken into the top-10 of world rankings, others players from the current crop, including him, are trying their best to make the top 10. He futher suggested that the World Cup has been a massive learning curve and he will look to improve in the future.

  • 17:43 (IST)

    Pragg feels Viswanathan Anand is still on top!

    R Praggnanandhaa insists Viswanathan Anand is still India’s best chess player. But, the 18-year-old feels the upcoming generation, including the likes of D Gukesh, Arjun Erigasi have done extremely well over the past 12 months or so. He is also proud of his performances in that same period

  • 17:40 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: Pragg speaks to NDTV!

    R Praggnanandhaa has joined NDTV from Bakur. He says that he prefers Indian food over western cuisine. During the World Cup, his mother has been cooking South Indian food for him

  • 17:30 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: Chin up star!

  • 17:28 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: Where the Indian lost

    “It was a first-class game by the Carlsen. The Indian chess sensation took his time for his moves. It affected him. I don’t hold it again Pragg,” Rakesh Rao, Deputy Editor of The Hindu, tells NDTV 

  • 17:25 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: Congrats champion!

  • 17:22 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: That was quick!

    Praggnanandhaa was always under pressure after losing the first game in tie-breaker playing with white pieces.  In the second game, Carlsen was the more dominant player right from the start. The Indian came under huge time pressure and eventually decided to shake hands! 

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Chess World Cup final Live: That’s it!

    The players have decided to shake hands. CARLSEN WINS HIS MAIDEN WORLD CUP TITLE!

  • 17:02 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: Massive pressure for the Indian!

    Both players have lost a knight each but the Indian is under more pressure as he has fallen behind on time. He has just over 19 minutes. Carlsen, on the other hand, has over 25 minutes.

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: Game 2 starts!

    Game 2 starts! Remember even if Carlsen draws the second he will win the World Cup!

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Live: Can The Indian Survive?

  • 16:40 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen Live: Do-or-die situation!

    Praggnanandhaa is now in a must-win situation against Magnus Carlsen. To make matters trickier the Indian teenager will play with black pieces. 

  • 16:38 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen Live: Indian lose Game 1

    Praggnanandhaa has lost the first game of the Chess World Cup final against Magnus Carlsen.

  • 16:34 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen Live: Indian under pressure!

    Praggnanandhaa has three pawns left while Magnus Carlsen has four pawns. The Indian is under massive time pressure.

  • 16:27 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen Live: Pragganandhaa behind!

    Now  Pragganandhaa is behind on time. Less that two minutes remain for him.

  • 16:12 (IST)

    Chess world Cup Final live: The first 16 moves

    1 e4 e5

    2 Nf3 Nc6

    3 Bc4 Nf6

    4 d3 Bc5

    5 a4 d6

    6 O-O a5

    7 Be3 Bxe3

    8 fxe3 O-O

    9 Nbd2 Ne7

    10 Nh4 c6

    11 Qe1 d5

    12 Bb3 Qd6

    13 Qg3 Nh5

    14 Qg5 g6

    15 Nf5 Bxf5

    16 exf5 Kg7

  • 16:10 (IST)

    Chess world Cup Final live: Queens gone!

    Both the players have sacrificed their queens and this is a crucial part of the game. Remember this is a time-bound contest.

  • 16:04 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen live: Frenetic action!

    Praggnanandhaa is knight down while Carlsen is a bishop down

  • 15:55 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen live: Carlsen Behind On Time

    Carlsen has fallen behind on time. he has just over 14 minutes left on his clock while Praggnanandhaa has 19 minutes

  • 15:47 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen live: Indian start quite quick

    Praggnandhaa looks quick so far. He has a clear plan and is going after Carlsen, who looks to be the more contemplative of the two. Remember this is a short 25 minutes game. 

  • 15:43 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen live: First 10 moves

    1 e4 e5

    2 Nf3 Nc6

    3 Bc4 Nf6

    4 d3 Bc5

    5 a4 d6

    6 O-O a5

    7 Be3 Bxe3

    8 fxe3 O-O

    9 Nbd2 Ne7

    10 Nh4 c6

  • 15:42 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen live: Frenetic action!

    It’s a rapid game which means that much blood will be spilt. Both players have lost a bishop each. It’s a 25 minutes contest in the first of the tie-breakers games.

  • 15:40 (IST)

    Chess world Cup final live: Praggnanandhaa’s starts

    The Indian chess sensation has started with an e4 move. 

  • 15:39 (IST)

    The action starts! R Praggnanandhaa is paying with white pieces in the first game
  • 15:09 (IST)

    Calm before the storm!

    Less than 30 minutes remain for the start of the first tie-breaker. Both th the tables have been set for the final and third-place tie-breaks. Fabiano Caruana and Nijat Abasov will battle it out for the third place after winning a game each so far.

  • 14:38 (IST)

    Will Carlsen Get The Elusive Title?

    It should be noted that the World Cup is the only major title missing from Magnus Carlsen’s trophy cabinet. Remember, the Norwegian is the world’s only 2800+ rated player. But, he isn’t the current world champion.

  • 14:33 (IST)

    Tie-Breaker To Start 1 Hour Early

    Important to note that the tie-breaker will start early today, at 3:30 PM IST. 

  • 14:10 (IST)

    Will Praggnanandhaa have the edge?

    Magnus Carlsen was expected to make the best use of the white pieces and push R Praggnanandhaa but that didn’t happen. According to experts, it’s the Indian who will have the edge in the tie-breaker. Will that be the case?

  • 13:33 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Final Live: Hello!

    A very good afternoon to everyone! We are back with the final day of the Chess World Cup final as Pragg and Carlsen head into the tie-breakers.

    We will get our winner today. Stay tuned

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