R Praggnanandhaa, India’s youngest Grandmaster.

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, an Indian chess grandmaster, was born in Chennai on August 10, 2005. He was a chess prodigy and earned the international master title at 10 years old. At 12 years, he became the second-youngest grandmaster to be awarded. He became the youngest person to beat Magnus Carlsen as a world champion at 16 years old, beating Carlsen in a rapid match at the Airthings Masters Rapid Chess Tournament.


Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa Profile/Personal Life Information


Full Name Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu
Nickname Praggu
Occupation/Profession Chess Player
Famous For/As As Chess Player
Date of Birth 10 August 2005
Age (as in 2019) 14 years
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Leo
Religion Hindu


Praggnanandhaa was the youngest International Master in 2016, at the age 10 months and 19 days. He was also awarded the World Youth Chess Championships Under-8 title, earning him the title FIDE Master at age 7. In 2015, he won the title of Under-10.

Praggnanandhaa, a chess prodigy is currently the fifth-youngest Grandmaster. In 2018, he was awarded the title. He is behind Abhimanyu Mishihara, Sergey Karjakin and Gukesh D, as well as Javokhir Sindarov.

Praggnanandhaa, who was 12 years, 10 months and 13 days old, had been named the second-youngest Grandmaster in 2018 chess history. At 12 years old, Sergey Karjakin from Ukraine was the youngest Grandmaster. He had been born seven months ago in 1990.

India’s Chess Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa defeated Magnus Carlsen, five-time World Chess Champion. The Indian was crowned the runner-up despite his win. His total score was only 15 points, compared to Carlsen’s total of 16 points. Alireza Firouzja World No.4 finished with 15 points, but had to settle third because he had lost against Praggnanandhaa.

Praggnanandhaa defeated world number one Carlsen 4-2, to win three consecutive games in the final round FTX Crypto Cup 2022 Miami. After the first two games ended in draws, Carlsen won his third game. Praggnanandhaa made a remarkable comeback and won the second and third games in the tiebreak. This makes the scorecard 4-2. This is an incredible feat, as no other player was able to beat him this season.

Praggnanandhaa Salary

Praggnanandhaa is currently earning an unknown salary. His chess championships are his main source of income. His most recent winnings were $10,000.



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