Chess World Cup Final: 1st Game Between R Praggnanandhaa, Magnus Carlsen Ends In Draw

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  • Aug 22, 2023;
Indian GM R Praggnanandhaa held his own against World No.1 Magnus Carlsen to secure a draw in the first classical game of the final of the FIDE World Cup chess tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday. The 18-year old Indian GM was impressive against a fancied and higher rated opponent and forced a stalemate in 35 moves while playing white pieces. This means Carlsen will have the advantage of playing white in the second game of the two-match classical series on Wednesday.