Chess World Cup final 2023 Live Updates R Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen: R Praggnanandhaa, Magnus Carlsen Sacrifice Queens

Chess World Cup 2023 final: R Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen live updates© X (Twitter)

Chess World Cup Final 2023 Live Updates: Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa has been giving a good fight to world no. 1 Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen in the first game of the Chess World Cup final. However, he is finally behind time  This is the 20th time that Praggnanandhaa is taking on Carlsen, with the latter holding a slight advantage in head-to-head. The 18-year-old became the youngest Indian finalist after beating Fabiano Caruana 3.5-2.5 in a semi-final decided by a single tiebreak win. The last Indian to reach the final was Viswanathan Anand, who is a two-time World Cup winner in 2000 and 2002.

Here are the LIVE Updates of R Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen, Straight from Baku, Azerbaijan

  • 18:33 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa Vs Carlsen Live: Both players have sacrificed queens!

    Both Praggnanandhaa and Carlsen have lost their queens. This game is coming to life. Anything can happen now.

  • 18:30 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa Vs Carlsen Live: First 16 moves!

    1 c4 e5

    2 Nc3 Nf6

    3 Nf3 Nc6

    4 g3 d5

    5 cxd5 Nxd5

    6 Bg2 Nf6

    7 b4 Bd6

    8 b5 Nd4

    9 Qa4 Nxf3+

    10 Bxf3 O-O

    11 O-O a6

    12 d3 h6

    13 Ba3 Rb8

    14 Bxd6 cxd6

    15 Rab1 axb5

    16 Qxb5 Bd7

  • 18:28 (IST)

    Ches World Cup Live: Praggnanandhaa take his time!

    The Indian grandmaster takes his time to contemplate his 15th move, and he falls behind on time vs Carlsen.

  • 18:22 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Body language speaks!

    The body language of the two stars speak for itself. Carlsen has looked more under pressure while Praggnanandhaa has looked almost medidative.

  • 18:04 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Clock ticking for Carlsen

    The rule of the game is that the two chess geniuses have got 1 hour and 30 minutes to make the first 40 moves. It will be followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the contest. Magnus has so played 13 moves

  • 17:45 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Know more about the Indian champion

    Praggnanandhaa, who was born on August 10, 2005 in Chennai, defeated world No.3 Fabiano Caruana of the USA in the semi-final on Monday. The 18-year-old edged out Caruana following a 1-1 tie in their two-game classical series, to set up a captivating final against Carlsen. He is the first Indian in 21 years to reach the final of the Chess World Cup since Viswanathan Anand, who won the world title 2000 and 2002.

  • 17:27 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Anand brings in the Chandrayaan reference!

    “He is going to play Magnus Carlsen. Just so much happening. Personally D Gukesh crossed me the ratings in 37 years. R Praggnanandhaa then becomes the first Indian to reach the semi-final and final. It’s a two game match, So, he will play today and tomorrow. Tomorrow, he could be the first Indian to win a World Cup after I did. So, which is weird. And if he does it tomorrow around the time Chandrayaan lands on  the moon, it will be too much,” Viswanthan Anand told NDTV.

  • 17:19 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa Vs Carlsen Live: First 10 moves!

    1 c4 e5

    2 Nc3 Nf6

    3 Nf3 Nc6

    4 g3 d5

    5 cxd5 Nxd5

    6 Bg2 Nf6

    7 b4 Bd6

    8 b5 Nd4

    9 Qa4 Nxf3+

    10 Bxf3 O-O

  • 17:11 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa Vs Carlsen Live: Praggnanandhaa ahead on time

    Praggnanandhaa is ahead on time now as Magnus is taking a lot of time to contemplate his move

  • 17:02 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa Vs Carlsen Live: Carlsen taking his time

    The five-time world champion is taking his time for his move. The Indian teenager has clearly put him under pressure. 

  • 16:57 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Intense contest!

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Extra motivation for Carlsen!

    Magnus Carlsen has not the FIDE World Cup so far. This is the first time that he is in the final

  • 16:50 (IST)

    Praggnanandhaa Vs Carlsen Live: The first moves

    1 c4 e5

    2 Nc3 Nf6

    3 Nf3 Nc6

    4 g3 d5

    5 cxd5 Nxd5

  • 16:33 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: We are underway!

    The 1st match starts here in Baku as Pragg takes on Carlsen.

  • 16:23 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Calm before the storm!

    We are moments away from the start of the first match! Can Pragg spoil the party for Carlsen by becoming the youngest ever World Cup champion?

  • 16:20 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Game recognises game!

  • 16:03 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Tie-break scenario explained!

    We might see two more games if two tie-break games do not find us a World Cup winner. However, they will be played in rapid format with a time control of 25 minutes for each player + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from the first move.

    Two more rapid games will come in picture if the tie-break does not give us the winner, but this time with a time control of of 10 minutes for each player + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from 1st move.

  • 15:56 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: So, how will this tie work?

    Pragg and Carlsen will play two classice matches, first on Tuesday and the second on Wednesday. 

    The time limit for each game should be: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by another 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from first move.

  • 15:54 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Can Pragg makes it 2 in 2 in 2023?

    Praggnanandhaa defeated Carlsen in February 2022 at the Airthings Masters, but the Norwegian has a slight edge, when it comes to head-to-head meetings.

  • 15:14 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Can Pragg beat his idol?

    Pragg and Carlsen both chase their maiden World Cup title. Carlsen has won everything, but a World Cup title has eluded him. Can he break the duck or will Pragg pull off another shock? Stau tuned for all the action as it happen.

  • 15:01 (IST)

    Chess World Cup Live: Hello!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Chess World Cup 2023 final between R Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlser.

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