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Which India teenager scripted history in the ongoing Aimchess Rapid online tournament as he defeated Magnus Carlsen on 16th Oct 2022?
Anish Giri
Donnarumma Gukesh
Ding Liren
Pentala Harikrishna

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Donnarumma Gukesh

India teenager Donnarumma Gukesh on Sunday(16th Oct 2022) scripted history as he defeated Magnus Carlsen in the ongoing Aimchess Rapid online tournament, becoming the youngest player ever to beat him as world champion.
Indian teenager Donnarumma Gukesh became the youngest to beat Magnus Carlsen as World Champion.
The 16-year-old Donnarumma beat Carlsen with white in the 9th round and hence defeated the Norwegian during his reign as world champion. It is also crucial to note that Carlsen was dominated by Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi as well.
In the seventh round of the preliminary matches of the Aimchess Rapid online chess competition on Sunday(16th Oct 2022), Erigaisi defeated Carlsen. Before agreeing to a draw with Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Erigaisi won three straight games, defeating Nils Grandelius (Sweden), Daniel Naroditsky (USA), and Carlsen (Poland).
Last month, Erigaisi fell to Carlsen in the Julius Baer Generation Cup online competition’s championship match. He was able to recover from a sluggish start to the competition and return to the top eight thanks to his 54-move victory over the world champion..

Source : The Print

Published On : October 18, 2022
Category : Sports