Praggnanandhaa (Chess Player) Wiki, Age, FIDE Rating, Ranking, Games, Biography & More

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Praggnanandhaa (Chess Player) Age, Wiki, Biography, Family, Parents, Date of Birth and More

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is a young chess talent from India. He became the second-youngest person in history to earn the grandmaster title, following Sergey Karjakin. He achieved his third International Master norm by winning a game at the KiiT International Chess Festival in India, adding to his norms from Cannes and Moscow. His FIDE rating currently stands at 2690.

In a notable event, Praggnanandhaa played against the world’s top-ranked chess player, Magnus Carlsen, in the first game of the FIDE World Cup on August 22, 2023. Their match ended in a draw after 35 moves. However, on August 24, Praggnanandhaa lost to Magnus Carlsen, securing him the runner-up position in the World Cup 2023.

Real NameRameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
ProfessionChess Player
Date of Birth10 August 2005
Age18 Years
Birth PlacePadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Home TownPadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
FamilyMother: Nagalakshmi
Father: Rameshbabu (Bank Employee)
Sister: Vaishali Rameshbabu (Chess Player)
Brother: Not Available
Husband: Not Available
Marital StatusUnmarried
SchoolVelammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
AddressChennai, Tamil Nadu
AwardsYoungest Ever Grandmaster- 2018
World Youth Chess Championship- 2013
HobbiesListening to Music, Reading Books, Playing Chess

Some Facts About Praggnanandhaa

  • Praggnanandhaa was born and raised in Chennai.
  • His sister Vaishali Rameshbabu is also a two-time youth chess champion.
  • Praggnanandhaa came 2nd in the FTX Crypto Cup 2022, winning $37,500.
  • He became the second-youngest person to reach a 2600 rating at just 14 years old.
  • In 2022, he defeated World Champion Magnus Carlsen in three tournaments.
  • In the Airthings Masters Online Rapid tournament, young Pragg won against Magnus Carlsen by using clever tactics.
  • He is the third Indian grandmaster to beat Magnus Carlsen, after Anand and Harikrishna. Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Pragg for his victory over the world champion.
  • In 2013, Pragg won the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 boys’ title.
  • He became the youngest International Master at 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days in 2016.
  • Pragg got his first grandmaster norm in 2017 and two more in 2018.
  • He became the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, and 13 days.
  • He played a key role in India’s success in the Online Chess Olympiad 2020.

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