India Teen Donnarumma Gukesh Youngest To Beat Magnus Carlsen As World Champion | Chess news


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Indian teenager Donnarumma Gukesh made history in the ongoing online Aimchess Rapid tournament on Sunday when he defeated Magnus Carlsen to become the youngest player ever to beat him as world champion. 16-year-old Donnarumma defeated Carlsen with white in the 9th round to defeat the Norwegian during his reign as world champion.

It is important to note that Carlsen was also defeated by Indian grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi.

Earlier on Sunday, Erigaisi defeated Carlsen in round seven of the preliminaries of the online chess tournament Aimchess Rapid. Erigaisi won three games in a row, beating Nils Grandelius (Sweden), Daniel Naroditsky (USA) and Carlsen before settling for a draw against Jan-Krzyszstof Duda (Poland).

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Erigaisi had lost to Carlsen in the final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup online tournament last month. His victory over the world champion in 54 moves allowed him to bounce back from a slow start to the event and move him back into the top eight.

The Aimchess Rapid tournament is part of the Meltwater Champions Tour and features 16 players, including five from India.

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With PTI inputs

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