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August 24, 2023

Former world champion Magnus Carlsen has captured the inaugural World Cup Chess Title.


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Photos: World Cup Chess Finals. Magnus Carlsen vs. R Praggnanandhaa. Images provided by & Copyright © International Chess Federation (FIDE). Photographers: Stev Bonhage and Maria Emelianova.


Baku, Azerbaijan, August 24, 2023 — Former world champion Magnus Carlsen defeated 18-year-old Indian prodigy R Praggnanandhaa in the World Cup Chess after two tie-breaks after a quiet draw in the second game of the finals. The match lasted about one and a half hours.

Carlsen won the crucial first rapid tiebreaker with black pieces in the evenly matched Giuoco Piano. Prag misplayed an attack on the black king in an even position, leading to an open and sharp endgame where he blundered in move 42.a6. Despite Carlsen’s suboptimal response, Prag continued to err in the next two moves, ultimately leading to his resignation on move 47.

Carlsen (playing as White) forced exchanges in a better position, resulting in a quiet game that ended in a draw on move 22, securing his first place.

The World Cup was the only major event Magnus Carlsen had not won in his career. He finished third in 2021. With this latest addition to his achievements, the world’s highest-rated player demonstrated that he is the ultimate force majeure of chess.

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) World Cup 2023 contest is in Baku, Azerbaijan, from July 29 to August 25, 2023.

Source: International Chess Federation (FIDE)

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