Just three months apart, Chess prodigy, R Praggnanandhaa defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, for the second time with the latest victory at the Chessable Masters Online Rapid Chess Tournament.
16-year old R Praggnanandhaa, who in 2016 became the youngest international master in history at age 10, had beaten Magnus Carlsen at the Airthings Masters Rapid Chess Tournament earlier in 2022. For the second time in just three months, Praggnanandhaa won against Carlsen after a ‘blunder’ from the world champion in the fifth round of the 16-player Chessables Masters Online Rapid Chess Tournament.
“I’m not so thrilled about my game quality. I’m missing some stuff, some tricks and some tactics so tomorrow I need to be sharper,” Praggnanandhaa said after the match.
Praggnanandhaa is only the third Indian after the great Viswanathan Anand and P Harikrishna to beat the Norwegian superstar. But he is the youngest to do so since Carlsen became world champion in 2013.
PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata.
After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata.
In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer.
Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream.
So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.