Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Highlights, Chess World Cup Final 2023 Tie-breaks: Magnus beats Pragg to win title; Caruana finishes third ahead of Abasov

Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Highlights, Chess World Cup 2023 Final Tie-Breaks: Pragg eyes historic win against World No. 1 Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in tie-breaks.

Updated : Aug 24, 2023 19:12 IST

India’s R. Praggnanandhaa eyes a historic win against World No. 1 Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in the FIDE Chess World Cup 2023 Final tiebreaks.
India’s R. Praggnanandhaa eyes a historic win against World No. 1 Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in the FIDE Chess World Cup 2023 Final tiebreaks. | Photo Credit: FIDE/Steve Bonhage

India’s R. Praggnanandhaa eyes a historic win against World No. 1 Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in the FIDE Chess World Cup 2023 Final tiebreaks. | Photo Credit: FIDE/Steve Bonhage

Follow Sportstar’s Highlights of the FIDE Chess World Cup 2023 Final. India’s R. Praggnanandhaa lost to World No. 1 Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in the tiebreaks. This was Mayank taking you through all the action as it unfolded at the Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard in Azerbaijan.

  • August 24, 2023 19:06
    World Cup Winner Says
  • August 24, 2023 18:57
    No shame in losing to one of all-time greats!
  • August 24, 2023 18:50
    Ability to defend game is Pragg’s hallmark

    Ability to defend in precarious game situations is hallmark of Praggnanandhaa’s talent: India coach M Shyam Sundar

    R Praggnanandhaa now faces the Norwegian superstar Magnus Carlsen in the final of the FIDE World Cup, one of the game’s biggest events.

  • August 24, 2023 18:44
    Magnus Crowned with the World Cup Title


  • August 24, 2023 18:33
    Nothing to prove!
  • August 24, 2023 18:17
    Coach's corner
  • August 24, 2023 18:15
    Magnus completes his trophy cabinet!

    World Cup 🏆

    World Championship 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

    World Rapid Championship 🏆🏆🏆🏆

    World Blitz Championship🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

    Candidates 🏆

    Tata Steel🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇

    Norway Chess 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇

    London Chess 🥇🥇🥇🥇


    Sinquefield Cup 🥇🥇🥇🥇

    Grenke 🥇🥇

    Tal Mem🥇🥇

    Nanjing 🥇🥇

    Grand Chess Tour 🏆🏆

  • August 24, 2023 18:12
    Run-up to gold and greatness!
  • August 24, 2023 18:08
    Praise from the legend himself
  • August 24, 2023 17:31
    Pragg makes India proud!
  • August 24, 2023 17:29
    Closing Ceremony Follows

    The closing ceremony will take place now.

  • August 24, 2023 17:25
    World Cup 2023 - Top 4

    Winner - Magnus Carlsen (Norway)

    Runner Up - R. Praggnanadhaa (India)

    Third position - Fabiano Caruana (USA)

    Fourth Position - Nijat Abasov (Azerbaijan)

  • August 24, 2023 17:23
    Fabiano Caruana finishes third

    The former World Championship Challenger Fabiano Caruana beats Abasov to finish third in the Chess World Cup.

  • August 24, 2023 17:15

    Magnus Carlsen beats Praggnanandhaa to secure first Chess World Cup title

    India’s R Praggnanandhaa fell to an agonising defeat against World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the FIDE World Cup final at Baku on Thursday.

  • August 24, 2023 17:13
    We have a new World Cup winner!

  • August 24, 2023 17:11
    Magnus wins!

    Pragg agrees to draw and this will be the end of the 18-years-old fight- in the World Cup. Magnus Carlsen is the World Cup Winner!

  • August 24, 2023 17:07
    Pragg in time-trouble

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    Pragg is a pawn down and the most he can salvage here in the position is a draw unless Magnus makes some obvious and unlikely mistake.

  • August 24, 2023 17:02
    Can Pragg prove Naroditsky and the world wrong?
  • August 24, 2023 16:59
    Odds favours Carlsen

    Magnus already played the Sicilian Defense - Alapin Variation against Indian grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi and it is considered to be a very solid and safe line for white pieces. Can Pragg change history? It will need a herculean effort from the 18-year-old to beat Magnus with black.

  • August 24, 2023 16:56
    It’s Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation time!

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    The first exchange on the board happens when Pragg plays c-takes-d4. White wins the pawn back eighth move and Carlsen quickly castles after Pragg takes the second pawn with queen.

  • August 24, 2023 16:52
    Magnus starts with e4!

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  • August 24, 2023 16:47
    Live Action Resumes

    The second rapid game is about to start now as both players are back on the board.

  • August 24, 2023 16:46
    The final moments of first game
  • August 24, 2023 16:43
    Fabiano Caruana wins first 25+10 game vs Abasov!

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    The World No. 2 pounces on the tournament’s dark horse - Niaj Abasov to beat him with black pieces and he also just needs a draw with white to confirm his third position.

  • August 24, 2023 16:38
    Pragg resigns, Magnus wins first 25+10 game!

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    Pragg resigns as he realised it is gone and it is the five-time World Champion who is just a draw away from his first World Cup title!

  • August 24, 2023 16:36
    Pragg blunders big time!

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    Pragg’s pawn to a6 was a big blunder and Magnus is now in a completely winning position.

  • August 24, 2023 16:33
    Time trouble for Pragg!

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    Pragg only had 6 seconds on the clock and he made a big blunder under time-constraint.

  • August 24, 2023 16:30
    Magnus offers rook exchange, Pragg accepts

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    Magnus puts his rook to f6, possibly asking for a rook exchange and Pragg accepts it and he pushes his b-file pawn. Although he is under severe time-pressure, just 15 seconds on the clock.

  • August 24, 2023 16:26
    Fearless Pragg plays h4-h5!

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    Pragg is absolutely fearless as he pushes his pawn to g4 and the pawn-to-f6 move from Magnus is a positional mistake and Pragg has put his other rook to g2. Pragg pushes his pawn further to g5!

  • August 24, 2023 16:21
    Pragg holds the initiative!

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    Careful maneuvering puts Pragg in a better position but he is losing crucial time while thinking deeply for accurate moves. This is heading to an very exciting finish!

  • August 24, 2023 16:17
    Can Pragg hold Carlsen?

    The endgame master is with tricky knight-pair and the 18-year-old Pragg will need to play accurately to negotiate the World No. 1 in this position.

  • August 24, 2023 16:15
    Magnu-Pragg exchange queens

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    As expected, Magnus exchanges his queen and after knight-takes-queen, pawn exchange at g6, Pragg is left with 6 pawns, two rooks and a bishop, knight each while Magnus has the knight pair instead of bishop.

  • August 24, 2023 16:06
    Queen exchange on the cards?

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    Pragg’s king-to-h1 move gives a slight advantage to Magnus in this position. Magnus will most likely put his queen-to-f6 possibly wants queen exchange.

  • August 24, 2023 15:57
    Pragg makes mistake

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    Magnus pushed his pawn to g5 but it is an inaccuracy according to the engines. Pragg makes a big mistake in putting his knight to f5 which was taken by Carlsen with his light-squared bishop and Pragg trades it with pawn-takes-bishop.

  • August 24, 2023 15:53
    Knight cornered!

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  • August 24, 2023 15:50

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  • August 24, 2023 15:49
    Carlsen is deep in thought!

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    Carlsen’s Pawn to d5 in his 11th move cost him more than 4 minutes.

  • August 24, 2023 15:44
    What’s italian Game?

    The Black Knight move to Nf6 announces the Two Knights; this aggressive defence results in open and often complex play.. The Two Knights has been adopted as Black by many aggressive players including Chigorin and Keres, and World Champions Tal and Boris Spassky.

  • August 24, 2023 15:41
    The game transforms into Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo, Normal

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    White plays the Giuoco Pianissimo (Italian: “very quiet game”). This solid but passive opening more often occurs through the Bishops opening (2. Bc4) move order.

  • August 24, 2023 15:35
    Tiebreak 1 - 25+10 Rapid match- It’s Italian Game

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    After the first move of e4, Pragg plays an Italian open.

  • August 24, 2023 15:31
    There comes the customary handshake before the match!

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  • August 24, 2023 15:25
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  • August 24, 2023 15:10

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  • August 24, 2023 14:59

    Round 1: Bye

    Round 2: Beat Levan Pantsulaia 2-0

    Round 3: Beat Aryan Tari 1.5-0.5

    Round 4: Beat Vincent Keymar 3.5-2.5 (tie-breaks)

    Round 5: Beat Vasyl Ivanchuk 2-0

    Round 6: Beat D. Gukesh 1.5-0.5

    Round 7: Beat Nijat Abasov 1.5-0.5

  • August 24, 2023 14:57
    The Glory Trophy!

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  • August 24, 2023 14:54

    Round 1: Bye

    Round 2: Beat Lagarde Maxime 1.5-0.5

    Round 3: Beat David Navara 1.5-0.5

    Round 4: Beat Hikaru Nakamura 3-1 (tie-breaks)

    Round 5 : Beat Ferenc Berkes 1.5-0.5

    Round 6: Beat Arjun Erigaisi 5-4 (tie-breaks)

    Round 7: Beat Fabiano Caruana 3.5-2.5 (tie-breaks)

  • August 24, 2023 14:46

    Tiebreak 1 - 25+10 - 2 Games (Rapid)

    Tiebreak 2 - 10+10 - 2 Games (Rapid)

    Tiebreak 3 - 5+3 - 2 Games (Blitz)

    Tiebreak 4 - Sudden-Death - 3+2 (Blitz)

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Final: Chess World Cup 2023 tie-break format explained

    Praggnanandhaa, World No. 1 Carlsen to battle in tie-breaks for FIDE Chess World Cup 2023 title. Praggnanandhaa has won all his matches in tie-breaks, while Carlsen has won 5 out of 7.

    Praggnanandhaa vs Carlsen Final: Chess World Cup 2023 tie-break format explained
  • August 24, 2023 14:40
    Historic Day!
  • August 24, 2023 14:35

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