Praggnanandhaa (Chess Player) Wiki, Age, FIDE Ranking, Ranking, Games, Biography & More

Praggnanandhaa (Chess Player) Age, Wiki, Biography, Family, Parents, Date of Birth & More

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is a young chess talent from India. He became the second youngest person in history to be awarded the grandmaster title, after Sergey Karjakin. He achieved his third International Master rule by winning a game at the KiiT International Chess Festival in India, adding to his Cannes and Moscow rules. His FIDE rating is currently 2690.

In a notable event, Praggnanandhaa played against the world’s top-ranked chess player, Magnus Carlsen, in the first game of the FIDE World Cup on August 22, 2023. Their match ended in a draw after 35 moves. However, on August 24, Praggnanandhaa lost to Magnus Carlsen, which secured him the second place in the 2023 World Cup.

Real name Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
Nickname prague
Profession Chess player
Birthdate August 10, 2005
Age 18 years
place of birth Padi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Native city Padi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Family Mother: NagalakshmiFather: Rameshbabu (bank employee)Sister: Vaishali Rameshbabu (chess player)Brother: Not availableHusband: Not available
Civil status Single
School Tuition Velammal Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Religion Hinduism
ADDRESS Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Awards The youngest Grandmaster in history – World Junior Chess Championship 2018 – 2013
hobbies Listen to music, read books, play chess

Some facts about Praggnanandhaa

  • Praggnanandhaa was born and raised in Chennai.
  • His sister Vaishali Rameshbabu is also a two-time junior chess champion.
  • Praggnanandhaa came in second in the 2022 FTX Crypto Cup, earning $37,500.
  • He became the second-youngest person to reach a rating of 2600 at just 14 years old.
  • In 2022, he defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen in three tournaments.
  • In the Airthings Masters Online Rapid tournament, the young Pragg beat Magnus Carlsen using clever tactics.
  • He is the third Indian grandmaster to beat Magnus Carlsen, after Anand and Harikrishna. Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Pragg on his victory over the world champion.
  • In 2013, Pragg won the men’s under-8 title at the World Junior Chess Championship.
  • He became the youngest International Master at 10 years, 10 months and 19 days in 2016.
  • Pragg earned his first grandmaster norm in 2017 and two more in 2018.
  • He became the second youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months and 13 days.
  • He played a key role in India’s success at the 2020 Online Chess Olympiad.
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