Norway Chess Magnus Carlsen AVENGES Previous Loss, Beats R Praggnanandhaa In Round 8

Norway Chess Magnus Carlsen AVENGES Earlier Loss, Beats R Praggnanandhaa In Spherical 8

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa went down preventing in opposition to high seed Magnus Carlsen of Norway whereas his elder sister defeated in a single day sole chief Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine within the eighth spherical of Norway chess match right here.



Revealed: June 5, 2024 11:48 AM IST


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Stavanger: Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa went down preventing in opposition to high seed Magnus Carlsen of Norway whereas his elder sister defeated in a single day sole chief Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine within the eighth spherical of Norway chess match right here.

With the win, Carlsen stretched his result in a full level over Hikaru Nakamura of United States, who misplaced to Firouzja Alireza of France.

In the meantime, World champion Ding Liren of China’s dismal run continued as he misplaced to Fabiano Caruana of United States.

With simply two rounds to go within the six-player double round-robin match, Carlsen has 14.5 factors forward of Nakamura on 13.5. Praggnanandhaa on 12 is in third spot, a full level away from Alireza.

Caruana is on 9 occupying the fifth spot whereas Liren appeared to have resigned to his destiny on this occasion being distant final on 4.5 factors.

Within the girls’s part, world champion Wenjun Ju of China scored over Pia Cramling of Sweden to surge forward of the sphere on 14.5 factors benefitting from Muzychuk’s loss in opposition to Vaishali.

The Ukrainian remained within the second spot on 13 factors, 1.5 factors forward of Vaishali and Tingjie Lei of China who accounted for Koneru Humpy within the different sport of the day.

Humpy on eight factors remained fifth within the standings, 3.5 factors greater than Cramling within the USD 161000 prize cash match in each the sections.

All of the three video games within the within the males’s class resulted in attracts within the Classical resulting in Armageddon sport as per match guidelines.

Carlsen might not likely dent Praggnanandhaa’s strong play within the Classical and with a laboured effort the world primary received a pawn however solely ended up reaching a theoretically drawn rooks and pawns endgame.

Nonetheless, within the return sport, Praggnanandhaa couldn’t match the guile of Carlsen and misplaced a handful of pawns whereas reaching the endgame whereby the Indian had two minor items in opposition to a rook. Ultimately white’s further materials had the ultimate say.

Within the Armageddon, the white participant has ten minutes in comparison with black’s seven however white must win the sport.

For every win below Classical time management the gamers are awarded three factors whereas within the Armageddon the winner will get 1.5 factors in comparison with losers’ one.

Nakamura remained inside hanging distance of Carlsen regardless of dropping to Firouzja Alireza in an thrilling contest.

For Alireza, it was a great comeback and the Frenchman may fancy his probabilities within the final two rounds now.

Vaishali defeated Muzychuk for the second time within the occasion within the Armageddon. It was a finely performed Classical sport whereby neither gamers might attain a bonus however within the Armageddon Vaishali took benefit of her higher positioned rooks to name the photographs.

Each gamers ran very in need of time and Muzychuk was the one to falter.

Humpy’s aspirations to make a comeback suffered a setback as she misplaced to Tingjie Lei. Humpy, recognized for bouncing again from tough conditions, now wants two wins to have a great end within the occasion.

Outcomes spherical 8 males: Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 14.5) beat R Praggnanandhaa (Ind, 12) 1.5-1; Firouzja Alireza (Fra, 11) beat Hikaru Nakamura (Usa, 13.5) 1.5-1; Ding Liren (Chn, 4.5) misplaced to Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 9) 1-1.5.

Ladies: R Vaishali (Ind, 11.5) beat Anna Muzychuk (Ukr, 13) 1.5-1; Wenjun Ju (Chn, 14.5) beat Pia Cramling (Swe, 5.5); Tingjie Lei (Chn, 11.5) beat Koneru Humpy (Ind, 8).



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