The 16-year-old & # 8211; phenomenon in chess, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa surprised Magnus Carlsen, managing to beat the No. 1 in the world in the Airthings Masters championship.
Praggnanandhaa, also known as Pragg, played against his age and experience, at a time when Carlsen seemed to be making mistakes, giving his underage opponent opportunities he did not miss.
Even though The five-time world champion tried to recover, Prague did not give him a chance.
When the victory was clear, even Prague, one of his achievements, covered his mouth with his hand revealing his shock.
16-year-old stuns chess world champion Carlsen.
Indian grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen in an online championship.
In 2016, Praggnanandhaa became the youngest international master in history at age 10https: //t.co/eRFN0yODA3 pic.twitter.com/oJbxtdrYjm
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It was Prague's first win over Carlsen, with the 16-year-old to become the first to defeat the chess superstar since his first world championship, in 2013.
He also became the third Indian grandmaster to beat the Norwegian after Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna. “I'm very happy,” he later admitted. And when asked how he would celebrate his triumph, Prague appeared completely down to earth and realistic, stating that he would go to bed: “It's time to go to bed, as I do not think I will have dinner at 2.30 in the morning.”
In 2016, he became the youngest international master in history at the age of 10 and many were then predicting a bright future in his face.