Indian GM R. Praggnanandhaa held his personal towards World No 1 Magnus Carlsen to safe a draw within the first classical sport of the ultimate of the FIDE World Cup chess event right here on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old Indian GM was spectacular towards a fancied and higher-rated opponent and compelled a stalemate in 35 strikes whereas taking part in white items.
This implies Carlsen can have the benefit of taking part in white within the second sport of the two-match classical collection on Wednesday.
Praggnanandhaa had stormed into the ultimate by surprising world No 3 Fabiano Caruana 3.5-2.5.
The Indian teenager turned solely the second participant from the nation to achieve the ultimate of the World Cup after the legendary Viswanathan Anand and has already certified for the Candidates event in 2024.