16-year-old Praggnanandhaa took a prestigious victory on Tuesday, with the young Grand Master taking home the prestigious title at the Reykjavik Open 2022 with a total of 7.5 points over 9 rounds
Pragg defeated his compatriot Grand Master D Gukesh in the final round to emerge as the ultimate winner of the competition. Pragg turned around the battle on the board when his opponent blundered just as they were about to win. The Indian went unbeaten through the nine rounds, finishing with wins over Matthieu Cornette of France and Gukesh in the pen ultimate and ultimate rounds.
Praggnanandhaa wins Reykjavik Open 2022 with dominance
Pragg also posted four other victories over American Abhimanyu Mishra, the youngest Grand Master at 12 years and four months. He also gained 13.2 ELO points from the win. Recently, Pragg took victory over world no1. Magnus Carlson as he stunned the world with his skills.
On the other hand, Gukesh who took 6 points finished 17th on the table, while Abhijeet Gupta took 8th after docking 6.5 points. The Netherlands GM Max Warmerdam took second place with 7 points, ahead of Mads Anderson, who scored the same.