GM Pragnanandaa Reykjavik won the Open

Reykjavik Open Chess: Magnus Carlsen Slayer GM Pragyanandha has made another mark, winning the Reykavic Open Tournament – The young Indian grandmaster R Pragganandha won the prestigious Reykjavik Open chess tournament on Tuesday with 7.5 points from nine rounds. Follow Reykjavik Open Chess Update on Insidesport.IN

The 16-year-old Pragganandha became the lone winner after defeating compatriot GM D Gukesh in the final round.

Reykjavik Open Chess: Magnus Carlsen Slayer GM Pragyanandha makes another mark, wins Reykjavik Open tournament

Pragyanandha turned everything upside down in the All-India War when his opponent mistakenly saw that he was losing.

The high-rated Indian was unbeaten in nine rounds and finished the last two rounds with wins against Matthew Cornet (France) and Gukesh.

He has also posted four more wins, including one against American Abhimanyu Mishra, who became the then-youngest grandmaster at the age of 12 years and four months last year.

Pragyanandha (ELO 2624) scored 13.2 ELO points from the victory.

He recently hooked the limelight after the stunning World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in an online tournament.

Reykjavik Open Chess: Magnus Carlsen Slayer GM Pragyanandha makes another mark, wins Reykjavik Open tournament

Gukesh, who logged six points, is 17th and GM Abhijit Gupta is eighth with 6.5 points.

GM Max of the Netherlands is in second place, seven points ahead of Mads Anderson (Denmark), who scored the same number of points.

Abhimanyu Mishra is in fifth place with seven points.

Among other Indians, IM Tania Sachdev (6 points) is ranked 21st and veteran GM B Adivan has scored 5.5 points and is ranked 34th.

Reykjavik Open Chess: Magnus Carlsen Slayer GM Pragyanandha makes another mark, wins Reykjavik Open tournament

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