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Magnus Carlsen wins 2023 FIDE World Cup beating Praggnanandhaa of India

Utkarsh Classes 24-08-2023
Magnus Carlsen wins 2023 FIDE World Cup beating Praggnanandhaa of India Sport 5 min read

World no.1 Chess player Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated R. Praggnanandhaa of India to win the 10th FIDE World Cup and his first time . The final between the two players was played over three days and Magnus Carlsen finally won the tiebreaker match on 24 August 2023. 

The 10th FIDE World Cup 2023 was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 30th July to 24 August 2023 . 

Achievements of R. Praggnanandhaa

18 year old Praggnanandhaa who hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu is the youngest player to play in the World Cup final.

Praggnanandhaa has also become the third-youngest person in the world to qualify for the Candidates Tournament. Both Magnus Carlsen and US chess genius Bobby Fischer had qualified for the tournament when they were 16 years old.

He was just 10 years old when he became the youngest International Master in the history of the game.

Two years later, in 2018, he became the world's then second-youngest chess grandmaster.

FIDE World Cup 

The FIDE World cup is organsied by the International Chess Federation (FIDE).  The first FIDE World Cup  in the current format was held in 2005 and now it is being held after every two years .

It is an eight round eight-round knockout tournament featuring top 206 world  chess players. All matches consist of two classical games.If the two-game match ends in a tie, players contest the tiebreakers.

The event has a $1,834,000 prize money with $110,000 going to the winner. The top-three players also qualify for the 2024 FIDE CandidatesTournament.

A Candidates Tournament is a chess tournament hosted by FIDE, since 1950, as the final contest to determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship.

Past Champions of the FIDE World Cup 

Edition 

Year 

Host 

Winner 

Runners Up

1

2005

Khanty-Mansiysk , Russia 

Levon Aronian

of Armenia 

Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine  

2

2007

Khanty-Mansiysk , Russia 

Gata Kamsky of USA

Alexei Shirov of Spain 

3

2009

Khanty-Mansiysk , Russia 

Boris Gelfand of Israel 

Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine  

4

2011

Khanty-Mansiysk , Russia 

Peter Svidler of Russia  

Alexander Grischuk of Russia 

5

2013

Tromso, Norway  

Vladamir Kramnik of Russia  

Dmitry Andreikin of Russia  

6

2015

Baku, Azerbaijan

Sergey Karjakin  of Russia 

Peter Svidler of Russia  

7

2017

Tbilisi, Georgia 

Levon Aronian

of Armenia

Ding Liren of China 

8

2019

Khanty-Mansiysk , Russia 

Teimor Radjabov of  Azerbaijan

Ding Liren of China

9

2021

Sochi, Russia

Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland 

Sergey Karjakin  of Russia 

10

2023

Baku, Azerbaijan

Magnus Carlsen of Norway 

P.  Praggnanandhaa of India 

FIDE 

The International Chess Federation or French acronym FIDE Fédération Internationale des Échecs) is an international organization that was set up on 20 July 1924 in Paris, France .

It is the international body which governs world chess championships . 

President of  FIDE:  Arkady Dvorkovich, 

Headquarters of FIDE : Lausanne , Switzerland 

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