11 year old R Pragganandhaa from Tamil Nadu defeated American chess Grand Master Axel Bachmann in just 18 moves
New Delhi-Oct 13, 2016. Rednewswire/-
An eleven year old Indian chess prodigy has successfully defeated Grand Master Axel Bachmann in The Isle of Man Chess Championship. The boy named R Pragganandhaa left Bachman stunned when he was defeated in just 18 moves. R Pragganandhaa is coached by former Olympian Ramachndran Ramesh. The young genius belong to Tamil Nadu, India.
He is the world’s youngest International Master and has reached this stage at an age of just 11 years. The young champion displayed a phenomenal exhibition on October 9. With just a few tender moves of his chess pieces he managed to compel one of the Greatest American chess player to resign after only 18 moves.
Watch the video below.
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Before Bachmann, Pragganandhaa had previously defeated three players in a total of four games of the tournament. He did not lose hope and went on to play his fourth game against Bachmann. In his last game, the young master put up a legendary performance and raised the standards of the game.In a series of nine aesthetic moves he demolished his opposition’s pieces.
The moves played by this youngster were so thoughtful and strong that they could have easily impressed any legend in the history of this game. The Isle of Man Chess Championship is one of the hardest Chess tournaments worldwide. The 2016 tournament was won by Fabiano Caruana of USA with a score of 7.5 in a total of nine games.