India’s teen chess champion who beat Magnus Carlsen is riding the wave of a revival nurtured in Chennai

Feb 27, 2022 | INVESTING

It’s been a long time coming but India’s chess culture, nurtured over decades, is finally producing players who can keep the flag flying proudly, years after it was first raised aloft by world champion Viswanathan Anand in 1988.The latest grandmaster is teenage chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, who delighted Indians with his stunning victory over World No 1 Magnus Carlsen in an online championship – the Airthings Masters – on Sunday February 20.Only 16, Praggnanandhaa’s triumph made the…

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