R Praggnanandhaa
R Praggnanandhaa
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Chess player R Praggnanandhaa helped India secure a spot in the quarter-finals with a 4:2 win over China in the ninth and final round.

India secured the first place in Top Division Pool A of the U20 FIDE Online Chess Olympiad with four draws and two wins to its name.

With 17 points and 39.5 board points, India claimed the top spot in Pool A and also became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals which is scheduled to commence on August 28.

Congratulating the 15-year-old prodigy on his win, the International Chess Federation took to Twitter and wrote: "India does it! 4:2 win against China, four draws & two wins on U20 boards. 15-year old Praggnanandhaa R was on the ropes, but managed to turn the tables on Liu Yan & finish with a perfect 6/6 score. India takes first place in Pool A & is the first team to qualify to quarterfinals."

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