Eljanov Wins Isle of Man Masters but Praggu Steals the Show with 18-Move Win with Blacks

 October 10, 2016   R K Gupta

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Ukraine’s Pavel Eljanov might have won the championship honors at 2016 International Chess Tournament in Isle of Man but India’s 10-year old chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa shocked the audience with a remarkable tear-away victory over Paraguayan Grand Master Axel Bachmann. Praggu played with Black pieces and overwhelmed Bachmann in just 18 moves. It was the […]

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Ten Year Old Chennai Kid Praggnanandhaa Is Creating Ripples on Global Chess Scene

 August 25, 2016   R K Gupta

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While all of us had our attention focused at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Games or at best followed Indian cricket team’s tour to the Caribbean, a chess prodigy from Chennai did something that no other 10-year old had ever done before. Nearly 4 weeks ago, India’s R Praggnanandhaa defeated Czech Grandmaster Jan Krejci in […]

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