Praggnanandhaa Beats 1000 Elo Higher Rated Wesley So

#agadmator It was one of Praggnanandhaa’s biggest tests after becoming a GM. He was invited to the Leon Masters 2018 to fight it out in the four game rapid match against Wesley So. Many people thought that it would be a complete rout. But the 12-year-old surprised one and all by his inspired play. He beat Wesley So in game one and after three games the score was tied at 1.5-1.5. In the last game So showed his superior understanding and advanced to the finals. Praggnanandhaa lost the match, but won many hearts.

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Wesley So vs Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
Leon Masters (2018), Leon ESP, rd 1, Jul-07
Indian Game: General (A45)

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. Nb5 Na6 5. e3 e6 6. c4 Be7 7. a3 O-O 8. c5 Ne8 9. b4 c6 10. Nc3 Nb8 11. g4 Bg6 12. Nf3 Nf6 13. Ne5 Nfd7 14. Ng6 fg6 15. Bg3 g5 16. Bd3 Bf6 17. h4 gh4 18. Bd6 e5 19. g5 Bg5 20. Qh5 e4 21. Ne4 de4 22. Bc4 Kh8 23. Bf8 g6 24. Qg4 Nf8 25. Qe4 Qe7 26. Qe7 Be7 27. Ke2 g5 28. Rab1 a6 29. d5 cd5 30. Bd5 Nc6 31. Rhd1 Rb8 32. Be4 Kg7 33. b5 ab5 34. Rb5 Na7 35. Rb7 Rb7 36. Bb7 Bc5 37. a4 Kf6 38. Be4 h6 39. Rd5 Ne6 40. Rf5 Ke7 41. Bd5 Bd6 42. a5 h3 43. Kf3 h5 44. Be6 g4 45. Ke4 Ke6 46. Rh5 h2 47. Rh6 Ke7 48. Kd5 Bc7 49. a6 Kf7 50. e4 Kg7 51. Rh5 Kg6 52. Rh8 Kf6 53. Kc5 Kg5 54. Kd4 Bb6 55. Kd5 Bf2 56. Rh2 g3 57. Rh8 Nb5 58. Rg8 Kf4 59. Rf8 Ke3 60. e5 g2 61. Rg8 Kf3 62. Kc6 Bg3 63. e6 g1Q 64. e7 Nc7

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