Praggnanandhaa wins the Norwegian Chess Open | Chess News



Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa won the Norway Open Chess Group A tournament on Friday with 7.5 points in 9 rounds. The top-seeded 16-year-old was in great form throughout the tournament. In the final round, Praggu got the better of IM V Praneeth.
“I think the qualities of my games in this tournament were high. In each of my matches, I was able to make the kind of moves that I had planned. I’m very happy with that,” the 16-year-old said. years to YOU. Praggu lately has shown tremendous character to beat the best in the business.
It’s no surprise the youngster is gaining a lot of confidence from finishing second at the Chessable Masters, an online event, last month. After a fierce battle, Praggu had lost to Ding in the summit clash. “Playing against top players like Magnus Carlsen, Liren and others automatically gives you confidence. I just try to trust my preparations and play with a lot more confidence,” Praggu added. Praggu’s performance at the Chessable Masters was even more commendable as he played the tournament alongside his Class XI exams.
He will return to India in the coming days to be part of the Indian “B” team camp ahead of the Chess Olympiad.


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