Karthikeyan Murali defeats world number 1 chess player Magnus Carlsen
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24-year-old Indian chess grandmaster Karthikeyan Murali has achieved a significant feat by defeating world top-ranked player Magnus Carlsen (Norway) in the Qatar Masters.
Karthikeyan Murali has achieved this exciting victory in the classical chess format.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised Karthikeyan Murali for his victory over world No. 1 chess player Magnus Carlsen in the Qatar Masters 2023 competition.
Karthikeyan's victory came during the seventh round of the tournament, where he used the black pieces skillfully.
Karthikeyan Murali joins the league of leading chess players:
With this impressive win, he joined the league of leading chess players, including SL Narayan, Javokhir Sindarov, David Parvyan, Arjun Erigaysi and Nodyrbek Yakubov, all having achieved an impressive score of 5.5 out of 7.
Karthikeyan now holds a prestigious position. An exclusive club of Indian players who have managed to achieve victory against Magnus Carlsen in the classical format.
Before Karthikeyan Murali, only 2 Indians had defeated Magnus Carlsen:
This is the third instance of an Indian player defeating Magnus Carlsen before Karthikeyan Murali. Former world champion Viswanathan Anand and Grandmaster Pantala Harikrishna had defeated Magnus Carlsen.
Harikrishna's victories against Carlsen date back to 2005 when Carlsen was just 14 years old.
Karthikeyan Murali, born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, is an Indian chess grandmaster.
Murali emerged as champion in the 53rd National Premier Chess Championship of India in 2015.
Murali won the title by defeating Vidit Santosh Gujarati, whom he had defeated in a straight fight.
Karthikeyan's chess ability became even more evident in the 54th edition of the National Premier Chess Championship held in Lucknow in the year 2016.
In January 2019, Karthikeyan demonstrated his chess skills by finishing second in the Gibraltar Masters Open tournament, which featured over 250 players.
June 2019 Murali secured second place in the Asian Championships.
Qatar Masters 2023 Competition
Karthikeyan Murali, former world champion Vishwanathan Anand and Grandmaster Pantala Harikrishna had defeated Magnus Carlsen.
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