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Re: R Praggnanandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2024 2:57 am
by prasen9
No, Giri is doing fine. Just move up two places. In chess, the old guys don't move. Anand is sitting still because he is not playing. So, his ELO does not change. :-) I think Maghsoodloo moved down 9 places by hitting some bad form I think.

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2024 1:42 am
by Sin Hombre
prasen9 wrote: Fri Jan 19, 2024 2:57 am No, Giri is doing fine. Just move up two places. In chess, the old guys don't move. Anand is sitting still because he is not playing. So, his ELO does not change. :-) I think Maghsoodloo moved down 9 places by hitting some bad form I think.
Anand would be out of the rating list if he didn't play for 12 months in classical, so he is playing a tournament every year. He is semi-retired.

Parham is not a permanent top-15 level player. He hit some good form late last year and climbed from 2725 to close to 2750 and is now regressing back to his longer term mean. He is still young and can jump to a higher level but for now, we should consider him as a 2725 level player.

Nepo is a prick and also crumbled badly against Carlsen.

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Sat May 18, 2024 6:05 am
by Atithee

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Thu May 30, 2024 2:18 am
by sameerph

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Thu May 30, 2024 2:52 am
by Sin Hombre
The Indian media has run with this headline many times but this is the first time Pragg had beaten Carlsen in a classical game.

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2024 4:38 am
by sameerph
And today Praggu beat world #2 Fabiano Caruana at Norway Chess, with that has entered top 10 in world rankings. :clap: :clap:

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2024 9:54 pm
by Sin Hombre
For completeness, he lost to Hikaru in between those 2 wins against Carlsen and Caruana.

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2024 2:51 am
by SaniaFan
I wonder why it is called classical. Here you cannot agree to a draw. You can draw only if there is insufficient material. That is not absolutely classical to me.

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2024 3:52 am
by Sin Hombre
I just realized the thread has his name misspelled. Can a kind mod fix it?

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2024 6:26 am
by prasen9
Arjun is #4, Gukesh is #7, Pragg is #10. Is that a record of sorts? Three Indians with a total ranking of 21 in the top 10? (Using live rankings)

Re: R Praggnanandhaa- U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2024 6:30 am
by prasen9
SaniaFan wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 2:51 am I wonder why it is called classical. Here you cannot agree to a draw. You can draw only if there is insufficient material. That is not absolutely classical to me.
You can agree to a draw after move 30. So, a slight deviation from classical but classical enough. If there is a draw then you move to Armaggedon, where you get 1.5 points for winning. The loser gets 1 point. For a win in the classical version, you get 3 points. So, there is also a slight incentive not to agree to a draw ... In the Armaggedon, if it is a draw, then black is considered the winner.

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2024 5:26 pm
by sameerph
Sin Hombre wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 3:52 am I just realized the thread has his name misspelled. Can a kind mod fix it?
Done.

Re: R Praggnandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2024 1:12 am
by Sin Hombre
sameerph wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 5:26 pm
Sin Hombre wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 3:52 am I just realized the thread has his name misspelled. Can a kind mod fix it?
Done.
It still shows up with the wrong spelling for most posts including this.

Re: R Praggnanandhaa - U18 world champion, youngest to reach 2600

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2024 11:01 am
by prasen9
Change the "nan" to "nanan" please, a kind mod. Thanks much.

Pragna + Ananda

spelt with two g's and two a's at the end, etc. I changed it on this post only. A kind mod has to change the title for the thread.

So, Pragg finished at #3 and Vaishali at #4 for this tournament. Video with short interviews.