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Rameshbabu Praggnanandha Wins 36th Reykjavik Open 2022

Rameshbabu Praggnanandha Wins 36th Reykjavik Open 2022 – Praggnanandhaa has won the 36th Reykjavik Open 2022 on 22nd February 2022 at Airthings Masters Rapid Chess Tournament and became the youngest player to beat the World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

  • This was his 2nd win again the world champion Magnus Carlsen within 3 months.

Who is Rameshbabu Praggnanandha

  • Rameshbabu Praggnanandha is an Indian Grandmaster and chess epitome.
  • He was born on 10th August 2005.
  • Praggnanandha has been travelling worldwide and travelled to 30 countries now to showcase his talent.
  • He is the younger sibling of chess player Vaishali Rameshbabu who is a two-time youth chess champion.
  • He became India’s youngest and the world’s second youngest GM at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days while playing in the Grenadine Open in Italy in 2016.

Rameshbabu Praggnanandha: Chess Career

  • In 2013, Praggnanandha received the World Youth Chess Championship under-8 title.
  • He was 7 years old when earned the title of FIDE master.
  • In 2015, he won the under-10 title.
  • In 2016, Praggnanandha won the youngest international master’s in history at the age of 10.
  • In 2017, he achieved his first Grandmaster norm at the world junior chess championship.
  • In April 2018, he earned his 2nd norm Herakleion Fischer Memorial Grandmaster norm tournament in Greece.
  • In 2019, He was the second-youngest person to achieve a rating of 2600 at the age of 14 only.

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