Karthikeyan Murali Became the Third Indian to Defeat Magnus Carlsen in Classical Chess

Karthikeyan Murali Became the Third Indian to Defeat Magnus Carlsen

Karthikeyan Murali, 24-year-old Indian Chess grandmaster, struck a shocking blow to the world’s number one player, Magnus Carlsen, in a spectacular chess performance. Karthikeyan’s victory over Carlsen in the classic chess style at the current Qatar Master was just the third time an Indian player has triumphed over Carlsen.

Karthikeyan won the competition in the seventh round when he expertly used the black pieces. With this big victory, he joined the rank of other top players such as SL Narayan, Javokhir Sindarov, David Paravyan, Arjun Erigaisi, and Nodirbek Yakubboev, who all had a 5.5 out of 7 score.

This two-time national champion from Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, demonstrated immaculate tennis and skillfully compensated for a draw in the tournament’s sixth round against Parham Maghsoodloo of Iran.

The Third Indian to Triumph Over Magnus Carlsen

Karthikeyan Murali has been the third Indian chess player to defeat Magnus Carlsen in a traditional game, according to Chessbase. He joins Pentala Harikrishna, who defeated Carlsen when he was 14 years old in 2005, and Viswanathan Anand, the only other Indian player to do so.

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