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Pragga (12 yr old) is really doing well in this tournament. He has an upper hand today too and trying to break the fortress of his opponent Nils (2653) to get one more good win. If he wins, he'll be tied with Anand, Nakamura, Caruana with 4.5 points. Just behind Carlsen (5.5) and sole second placed Vidit(5.0).
Talking about Vidit, he is also have in g a nice tournament. I guess he might play Carlsen tomorrow. Seems like Pragga and Vidit are the future of Indian chess for coming years.

Update: Pragga had to settle for a draw.


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Twelve-year-old schoolboy becomes youngest ever chess grandmaster
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Thu, July 1, 2021, 6:03 AM

A schoolboy chess prodigy has broken a long-standing record to become the youngest grandmaster in history. Abhimanyu Mishra, from New Jersey, earned the prestigious title at the age of just 12 years, four months and 25 days.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/twelve-old-j ... 29633.html

P.S. Where is Ajay? Haven’t seen him in the forum for a while.


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Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022

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Arjun Erigaisi is leading challenger chess
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Stee ... ament_2022


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Well, you forgot the "iti gaja". He is leading in the second division of Tata Steel Challenger. In the first division, Carlsen is leading (category XX) and unfortunately, Praggna is 2nd last or so. Well, his elo rating was the lowest in that category. So, not too shabby. And, he is only 16. So, hopefully, he will improve. The half-Nepali, half-Russian, grew-up-in-Japan, moved-to-Netherlands-at-high-school guy Giri is #2. Given that Vidit is so far behind, go Giri!


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Arjun Erigasi wins the challenger with a round to spare


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Giri fell to #4, Vidit was also way down. Pragga was 3rd last but he punched way above his ELO rating. So, it should improve. Decent show.

Here are our top players.
15 ↑1 Anand 2751.0 0.0 2675.0 2758.0 52
23 ↓2 Vidit 2723.9 −3.1 2617.0 2654.0 27
24 ↑1 Harikrishna 2719.0 0.0 2624.0 2574.0 35
80 ↑49 Erigaisi Arjun 2659.5 +26.5 2450.0 2745.0 18
84 ↓1 Narayanan.S.L 2658.0 0.0 2546.0 2494.0 24
86 ↓1 Nihal Sarin 2656.0 0.0 2604.0 2705.0 17
97 ↓1 Sasikiran 2650.0 0.0 2577 i 2572.0 41
99 ↓1 Adhiban 2648.0 0.0 2548.0 2648.0 29
Arjun makes a huge jump to #80 in the world. The last column is the age. Arjun, Sarin, and Praggna are the next gen.


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Arjun's performance rating was around 2800 for the tournament that he won even though he had the highest ranking. Crazy good.


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Here is the latest:
14 ↑1 Anand 2751.0 0.0 2675.0 2758.0 52
25 Vidit 2722.6 −0.4 2617.0 2654.0 27
32 ↓6 Harikrishna 2705.2 −10.8 2624.0 2574.0 35
67 ↑6 Erigaisi Arjun 2671.1 +11.1 2450.0 2745.0 18
72 ↑7 Narayanan.S.L 2662.8 +4.8 2546.0 2494.0 24
94 Sasikiran 2650.0 0.0 2577 i 2572.0 41
Harikrishna falls, Arjun and Narayanan are rising. Sasi stays in the top-100. Sarin and Adhiban seems to have dropped out.

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When will someone over take Anand as India no. 1. For how long is he India no. 1 now? I think it will to at least 20 years now.


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Narayanan winns Cattolica International. Praggna second.


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SaniaFan wrote: Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:47 pm When will someone over take Anand as India no. 1. For how long is he India no. 1 now? I think it will to at least 20 years now.
He will drop off rankings soon due to inactivity. He hasn't played much recently.

The wait for the next top-10 player will take a long time. None of the young guns is shooting up the rankings.


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End of last year, he finished last at the Gashimov Memorial tournament. [url=https://www.news18.com/news/sports/visw ... 87380.html]Article[/uel] Even though he is not playing anything this year yet, he has not confirmed retirement. Maybe he will play here and there.

On a different note, the 2022 Chess Olympiad was moved from Moscow to Chennai and Anand said he was very proud of that.


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Gashimov was rapid and blitz. He only played 5 games of classical last year.


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India's R Praggnanandhaa stuns World Champion Magnus Carlsen for second time in year:

https://www.aninews.in/news/sports/othe ... 0521142533


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It is an online rapid game, and counts for zero.

Indian media has to stop making a big deal about inconsequential things from Praggna. If they wanted to hype someone, hype what Gukesh has been upto this year.