Challengers Chess Tour: Pranav releases Raunak to challenge Pragnanandhaa | So Good News


The nation’s 75 grandmaster V. Pranav knocked out dreamer Raunak Sadhwani 3-0 for the 2022 Challengers Chess Tour online title on Sunday evening.

Pranav, who is currently busy with the Asian Chess Championship in the capital, continued his scintillating form with a 2.5-1.5 win over Andriy Yesipenko in the semi-finals and gave nothing to Raunak in the final of this blitz affair.

The win earned Pranav the right to face R. Pragnanandhaa in a $10,000 prize fund clash in December in Tel Aviv, Israel.

This surprising balancing act of spanning two stories in different formats is nothing new for the versatile 15-year-old.

Earlier this month, Pranav won the gold medal at the World Youth Olympics (under 16) in the No. 1 board and also won the Magnus Academy Challenge.

Pravav (4 points) was tied with Aditya Mittal at the Asian Championship on Monday, a result that ended the youngster’s three-game winning streak.


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