'Proud of you' - Twitter lauds Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa as he defeats Magnus Carlsen in the FTX Crypto Cup

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa won against Magnus Carlsen in the FTX Crypto Cup after taking the match into a tie-breaker

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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (Image Source: Twitter)

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is India's latest Chess sensation and a prodigy, who has been in fantastic form of late. The young pride has made India proud on numerous occasions. He was vital for India 'B' team in bringing home the bronze medal in the recently concluded 'Chess Olympiad 2022'.


The grandmaster has made India proud once again as he defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen in the final round of the FTX Crypto Cup on Monday. Even though he made a thumping win against Norwegian, he could only end up in second place in the final standings with 15 points. The Norway star took the lead in the final standings with 16 points despite losing the match.

The 17-year-old Indian grandmaster drew the first two games of the match and went on to lose third against Carlsen. However, in a thrilling turn of events, he bounced back from nowhere and won the fourth game to take the match into a tie-breaker.

Praggnanandhaa won the two games in the tie-breaker and defeated Magnus Carlsen here in the FTX Crypto Cup on Monday. This is not the first time that the former had defeated the latter. He has already won over the Norwegian twice earlier in online events.


Alireza Firouzja ended up with 15 points in the final standings as well. However, he finished third as he lost to the Indian grandmaster, earlier. Magnus Carlsen admitted to his poor moves and said that he deserved the loss.

"I've been playing badly all day, but now I'm getting the results I deserve... it's never good to lose, but this is as good a time as any!," he said after the defeat. Praggnanandhaa said that he could have played better but was happy with ending up on the second place in the final standings.

"I think it could have done better the last few days but I think overall 2nd is good," the 17-year-old said after the match. Let's take a look at some of the tweets lauding the Indian youngster for his thumping victory:

Here's a look at some of the reactions: