Magnus Carlsen wins FIDE World Chess Cup


Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has won every significant classical chess title so far. He won his first World Cup crown after defeating India’s R. Praggnanandhaa 1.5-0.5 in the rapid tiebreaks of the 2023 FIDE World Cup with an overall score of 2.5-1.5

GM Fabiano Caruana defeated GM Nijat Abasov in both rapid tiebreaks to secure the third position.
The just turned 18 year old Pragg did a remarkable job of staying level-headed. Though he lost the final, he has proved that he is a force to reckon with. He has a glorious future ahead of him. His performance has earned him praises from many including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chess legend Viswanathan Anand.
Pragg takes home $80,0000 and is guaranteed a spot in the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2024.


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