Fidewin: Chennai-based Indian Grandmaster Pragnananda has advanced to the finals of the ongoing World Cup Chess Series. He will face top seed Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the final.
The World Cup Chess Series is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan. In the semi-final, Pragnananda was pitted against World No. 2 Fabiano Caruna of the United States.
The two matches played the day before yesterday and yesterday ended in a draw. So the match was played today to decide the winner through a tie breaker. Pragnananda won this exciting match. With this, he became the first Indian to reach the finals of the World Cup Chess Series after Viswanathan Anand.