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Indian chess player Praggnanandhaa wins Reykjavik Open

Rameshbabu-Pragganandhaa

Indian chess player Praggnanandhaa wins Reykjavik Open

New Delhi, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Young Indian chess Grandmaster Rameshbabu Pragganandhaa won the Reykjavik Open, held in the capital of Iceland, with 7.5 points out of nine, it was reported in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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Praggnanandhaa, who is 16 years old, recently defeated five-time Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen in an online tournament.

The new Indian chess jewel defeated his compatriot, GM D Gukesh, in the last round, so he became the sole winner of the European championship after remaining undefeated through nine rounds.

With this win, Praggnanandhaa (ELO 2624) won 13.2 points for his rating, in another confirmation of his meteoric rise in the Caissa realm.

Dutch GM Max Warmerdam finished second with 7 points, ahead of Mads Anderson (Denmark) with the same score.

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