Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, an 18-year-old chess prodigy, secured the top spot among India’s players after defeating World champion Ding Liren at the 2024 Tata Steel Chess tournament. Praggnanandhaa, who started playing at the age of 5, expressed surprise at the outcome and emphasized the significance of defeating a world champion. He compared the first time winning against a world champion in classical chess to feeling good. Praggnanandhaa’s victory over Liren was a significant achievement for the young chess sensation.
Source: Times of India/TOI