Praggnanandhaa holds World champion Carlsen to a draw


The second game of Classical Chess at the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) World Cup final between Indian grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa and Norway’s world number one star Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw on Wednesday, with the winner of the tournament set to be decided on Thursday. International Chess Federation (FIDE) took to X (formerly Twitter) to share the news with the fans. “Magnus Carlsen takes a quiet draw with white against Praggnanandhaa and sends the final to tiebreaks. The winner of the #FIDEWorldCup will be decided tomorrow!” tweeted the federation. Carlsen drew the first game of classical chess after 35 moves with the Indian prodigy. In case the second game ended in a tie, the players would have moved to two games of Rapid Chess to decide the winner of this year’s Chess World Cup final being played at Baku, Azerbaijan.