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Praggnanandhaa falls to Nakamura; Carlsen and Firouzja impress in Norway Chess 2024

Praggnanandhaa falls to Nakamura; Carlsen and Firouzja impress in Norway Chess 2024

In an intense Round 4 of Norway Chess 2024, India's Praggnanandhaa R was defeated by America's Hikaru Nakamura. Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen and Vaishali R continue to lead in their respective categories.

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Praggnanandhaa falls to Nakamura; Carlsen and Firouzja impress in Norway Chess 2024 Praggnanandhaa falls to Nakamura; Carlsen and Firouzja impress in Norway Chess 2024

Praggnanandhaa falls to Nakamura; Carlsen and Firouzja impress in Norway Chess 2024

A dramatic turn at Norway Chess 2024 saw India's Praggnanandhaa R fall to America's Hikaru Nakamura in Round 4. Nakamura's preparation paid off as he countered Praggnanandhaa's knight sacrifice, securing a solid victory and topping the overall standings.

Praggnanandhaa's sister, Vaishali, extended her impressive lead to 8.5 points by defeating the veteran Pia Cramling. Indian Grandmaster Humpy faced a setback, losing to Anna Muzychuk.

Other highlights include Ju Wenjun's victory over Lie Tengjie in the fourth Armageddon tiebreak of the Women's Tournament. Magnus Carlsen edged out Fabiano Caruana in a thrilling endgame to secure three points, maintaining his lead. Alireza Firouzja stunned World Champion Ding Liren, adding three crucial points to his tally.

Round 5 is set for June 1, featuring key matchups: Carlsen vs. Firouzja, Ding vs. Nakamura, and Praggnanandhaa vs. Caruana. In the Women's Tournament, Vaishali faces Lei Tingjie, Ju Wenjun takes on Koneru Humpy, and Anna Muzychuk meets Pia Cramling.

Edited By: Aparmita
Published On: May 31, 2024