World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen confirmed his class and temperament when it mattered, as he prevailed over Indian teen sensation R. Praggnanandhaa within the tie-breaker of the Chess World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The winner was determined within the first stage of the tie-breaker itself, with the Norwegian star successful the primary sport of the tie-breaker, and drawing the subsequent one. The ultimate rating was 1.5 for Carlsen and 0.5 for Praggnanandhaa.
The second 25+10 tie-break sport led to a attract 22 strikes because the Norwegian legend performed it protected. Carlsen prevailed with black items within the first sport, successful it in 45 strikes.
It was the primary World Cup title for the world No. 1, having gained the World Championship 5 occasions.
Time administration proved to be a priority for the Indian teenager, as Carlsen confirmed his expertise and end-game abilities.
With the 2 classical time management video games of the ultimate ending in draw on Tuesday and Wednesday, the match went into the tiebreaker right this moment.
The 18-year-old beat world No.2 Hikaru Nakamura and world No.3 Fabiano Caruana, establishing the ultimate date with Carlsen.
Praggnanandhaa is just the second Indian after the legendary Viswanathan Anand to achieve the World Cup ultimate. He has certified for Candidates 2024 match, which shall be held in Canada, changing into the third youngest participant after the legendary Bobby Fischer and Carlsen to qualify for the Candidates match.