Indian Grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa is on the cusp of history. The 18-year-old Indian prodigy, who stunned world No.3 Fabiano Caruana 3.5-2.5 via the tie-break in the semifinals of the Chess World Cup, will play world number one and five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the final in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Praggnanandhaa is only the second Indian after Vishwanathan Anand to reach the semifinals at the FIDE's premier event.
He also became the third youngest player after the legendary Bobby Fischer and Carlsen to qualify for the Candidates event. The top three finishers in the tournament qualify for the Candidates event in 2024 to determine the challenger to current world champion Ding Liren of China.
What time is the Chess World Cup final?
The Praggnanandhaa vs Magnus Carlsen final starts on Tuesday (August 22) at 4:30pm IST.
What is the format of the Chess World Cup final?
There will be two regular games – on August 22 and 23. If the score is tied, the tie-breaker will be played on August 24.
Where can you watch the Chess World Cup final?
You can watch the 2023 FIDE World Cup broadcast on their YouTube channel.
How much will the winner of Chess World Cup final earn?
The winner will get USD 110,000, and the runner-up USD 80,000. The third-placed player will earn USD 60,000.