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Norway Chess: Praggnanandhaa beats Nakamura; Carlsen wins

Updated on: 09 June,2024 07:35 AM IST  |  Stavanger (Norway)
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Nakamura finished second on 15.5 points despite losing to Praggnanandhaa, who concluded third on 14.5 points. In the women’s section, Wenjun Ju had no trouble securing the top spot at the expense of compatriot Tingjie Lei

Norway Chess: Praggnanandhaa beats Nakamura; Carlsen wins

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Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa ended his campaign on a positive note by defeating American Hikaru Nakamura in the finale to sign off third even as World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen won the Norway Chess tournament here.


Carlsen walked away with prize money of 7,00,000 NOK (approx USD 65,000 reserved for the winner) for ending with 17.5 points in the unique tournament that ensured that each round had a winner either through Classical time control or Armageddon if the game ended in a draw. 


Nakamura finished second on 15.5 points despite losing to Praggnanandhaa, who concluded third on 14.5 points. In the women’s section, Wenjun Ju had no trouble securing the top spot at the expense of compatriot Tingjie Lei.


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