Praggnanandhaa wins Polgar Problem with a spherical to spare | Chess Information

CHENNAI: Indian prodigy R Praggnanandhaa booked himself an opportunity to tackle the easiest in chess with a shocking victory within the Polgar Problem. The 15-year-old from Chennai secured the primary on-line title within the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour and a $3,000 prime prize with a spherical to spare on Sunday.
Pragg wins not simply the money purse however a golden ticket to the subsequent occasion within the elite Meltwater Champions Chess Tour on April 24 the place he can check himself towards the most effective.
With simply 4 video games ending off the event on Sunday, a hotly-anticipated last spherical decider towards prime seed Nodirbek Abdusattorov was on the playing cards. However that conflict of the highest two title-chasers in a single day grew to become irrelevant as Pragg merely received his first three video games and subsequently could not be stopped.
Chess legend Judit Polgar, a former prime 10 participant and the strongest feminine participant within the recreation’s historical past, stated the teen’s win was “totally deserved and intensely convincing.”
Pragg’s coach for the tour, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, stated it isn’t unrealistic to foretell he’ll play a match for the World Championship sometime: “His expertise is on the dimensions of the fellows who everyone knows!” Kramnik added: “He jogs my memory a lot of a younger Vishy (Anand), in each means.”
The Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour returns on June 10 for the Gelfand Problem when the 2 groups of gamers will probably be competing for a $15,000 prize pot and one other wildcard entry into the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.

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