Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi Shocks World Champion Magnus Carlsen In Aimchess Rapid Tournament

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  • Oct 16, 2022;
Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi on Sunday hogged the spotlight, beating world champion Magnus Carlsen in round seven of the preliminaries of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament. The 19-year-old Erigaisi, who had gone down to compatriot Vidit Santosh Gujrathi to make a losing start in the event, is currently in fifth place after eight rounds. The win over Norwegian superstar Carlsen in the seventh round early on Sunday was the Indian's first over the world champion.