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Chess: Praggnanandhaa beats Alireza in Armageddon

Updated on: 29 May,2024 06:14 AM IST  |  Stavanger (Norway)
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World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen played out a 14-move draw in classical and then a 68-move marathon draw with reigning world champion Ding Liren to seal the day in his favour

Chess: Praggnanandhaa beats Alireza in Armageddon

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Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa got off to a flier and defeated Firouzja Alireza of France in the Armageddon game in the first round of Norway Chess tournament on Tuesday.


After an easy draw under normal time control, Praggnanadhaa got 10 minutes as white compared to Alireza’s seven but with the condition that he had to win as a draw would have given black extra points. The Indian carved out a fine victory in the endgame.


World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen played out a 14-move draw in classical and then a 68-move marathon draw with reigning world champion Ding Liren to seal the day in his favour.


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