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World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen will not defend his championship title against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi

GM Magnus Carlsen will not defend his world championship title against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi next year. Carlsen announced his decision on a podcast on Tuesday. According to current regulations, FIDE Candidates tournament winner Nepomniachtchi will now play the world championship against Candidates runner-up GM Ding Liren. “I’ve spoken to people in my team, I’ve spoken […]

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Praggnanandhaa: 16-year-old Chess Grandmaster defeats world chess champion Magnus Carlsen

Sixteen year old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has become the youngest chess player ever to defeat Magnus Carlsen in his long reign as world champion. The two faced off in an online tournament that had featured 16 elite players. Praggnanandhaa is a grandmaster from India who is commonly referred to simply as Pragg. The chess prodigy said […]

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Magnus Carlsen defeats Ian Nepomniachtchi in Dubai to retain Fide World Chess Championship title

Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen retained the Fide World Chess Championship title, defeating Ian Nepomniachtchi in Dubai. Needing a point to seal the deal in game 11 itself, Carlsen, playing with black, capitalised on Nepomniachtchi’s blunder on move 23 to record his fourth win of the 14-game series. Nepomniachtchi resigned after 49 moves and 3 […]

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Magnus Carlsen wins richest and most watched chess event

Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen won the finale of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, the richest and most-watched chess event in history. Carlsen beat Hikaru Nakamura in the Grand Final of the Norwegian’s $1 million signature tour to bag the $140,000 champion’s prize and bring his total Tour winnings to $349,500. Over the week-long final […]