R Praggnanandhaa, the new blue-eyed child of Indian chess, defeated world champion Ding Liren in the armageddon game on Monday, extending his incredible run in the Norway Chess competition. The youthful Pragnanandhaa has already defeated higher-ranked opponents like Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in the same competition, and this victory is the most recent in a string of outstanding triumphs.

Ding held Praggnanandhaa to a draw in their traditional game. But in the Armageddon game, the world champion stumbled, and Praggnanandhaa extended his winning run of high-profile upsets by securing yet another triumph.

Hikaru Nakamura closed up on tournament leader Magnus Carlsen in another thrilling battle. Nakamura’s timely victory in his armageddon match put him within half a point of Carlsen, escalating the rivalry at the top of the scoreboard.

The meeting between Alireza Firouzja and Fabiano Caruana was a dramatic one. Caruana nearly lost the classical game, but he salvaged a draw thanks to his bold knight sacrifice. But in the Armageddon game, Firouzja grabbed command, and Caruana was unable to rally.

Anna Muzychuk made history in the women’s division when she defeated Ju Wenjun, the reigning women’s world champion, in a mini-match. Muzychuk went to the top of the Women’s Norway Chess standings with this victory.

R Vaishali’s pursuit of the title was derailed when he lost against Koneru Humpy in classical chess. Lei Tingjie, meanwhile, increased the intensity of the competition by triumphing over Pia Cramling in the armageddon game.

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