16-year-old Indian GM Gukesh stunned the world of chess when he defeated World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the 2018 Super Grand Master (SGM) Rapid Chess Tournament.
This was the first time that a non-Russian player had won the title since its inception in 1997, and it came at a time when Russian dominance over international chess has been questioned.
Gukesh’s rapid tournament win is especially noteworthy because it comes just three months after he beat Carlsen in a blitz match in Gibraltar. The 16-year-old Indian GM Gukesh stunned the world of chess by defeating the current World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the rapid chess event at the Chess Olympiad.
Gukesh, who is ranked 20th in the world, beat Carlsen in a series of quick moves and achieved an incredible 1.5-point lead over his opponent by move 15.
The victory was a crushing blow to Carlsen and his team, who were already struggling to stay in contention with other teams after losing two games out of three at the start of the tournament. 16-year-old Indian GM Gukesh stunned the chess world when he defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in an eight-game rapid match. Carlsen, who is considered one of the best players in history, was outplayed by Gukesh.
The game was broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube, with thousands of viewers watching the match. It was not clear whether there would be a rematch, but a rematch will likely take place soon.
16-year-old Indian GM Gukesh stunned reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the Rapid chess tournament at the Chess Olympiad.
Gukesh, who is currently ranked number two in the world, won five games against the current world champion and former world champion. He beat Carlsen in their first game, which set him up for a strong performance throughout the tournament.
Gukesh’s performance was especially impressive because he had never played against Carlsen before. He was playing in his first major tournament since he turned 16 years old last January.
The 16-year-old Indian GM Gukesh stunned world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the first round of the Rapid chess tournament.
Gukesh played Carlsen with black and blitzed him in just six moves.
Carlsen’s game record is 11-0 against players under 23 years old. He has won every game he’s played since 2003.
The 16-year-old Indian GM Gukesh stunned the world of chess when he defeated Magnus Carlsen in a rapid chess match.
The two players had played each other several times in rapid chess before, but this was the first time that Carlsen had lost since he became the world’s number one player.
Carlsen lost by resignation after Gukesh made a move on his king’s side that left him with no options to defend his position.