Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi turned the fourth Indian to stun Norwegian chess wizard Magnus Carlsen, in a Professional Chess League on-line match. Taking part in for crew Indian Yogis, Gujrathi capitalised on a mistake dedicated by world primary Carlsen, who missed a checkmate late on Tuesday. Carlsen was enjoying for Canada Chessbrahs within the Professional Chess League, a web-based match for groups from all around the world. The occasion options 16 groups enjoying fast video games and has a USD 150,000 prize fund. This was Carlsen’s maiden victory over the reigning world champion.
Considerably, Gujrathi gained the match with black items as he exploited a tactical oversight from his well-known opponent.
The 28-year-old Gujrathi thus joined the likes of fellow Indian GMs R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh and Arjun Erigaisi to defeat Carlsen. The trio had earlier pulled off wins over the Norwegian celebrity in numerous occasions final 12 months.
“It’s an incredible feeling to defeat the GOAT (Biggest of All Time) of chess and I could not have requested for a greater second,” Gujrathi mentioned.
Within the Professional Chess League match, the Indian crew led by Gujrathi and comprising Vaishali, Raunak and Aronyak gained towards Carslen, Aryan Tari, Razvan Preotu and Jennifer Yu to enter the ultimate spherical with deficit of only one level.
As per the format, the crew that scores 8.5 first wins the sport. And the Yogis merely turned the tables by profitable on all of the 4 board with Gujrathi main the pack on the highest board.
“Placing victory on the essential second and the crew profitable on all 4 boards even makes it extra particular. I’ve come very shut on a couple of events to edge over Magnus (Carlsen) however could not capitalise on it,” Gujrathi mentioned.
“Glad that I’ve lastly performed it. Credit score to all of the gamers, crew and our coach R B Ramesh. After yesterday’s wonderful efficiency, everybody’s temper within the crew could be very excessive, and hopefully, we make it large this time.” PTI SS SSC SSC AH AH
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