Indian prodigy Gukesh makes chess history

NEW DELHI: Indian chess sensation D Gukesh, aged just 17, has etched his name in the annals of chess history by clinching victory at the FIDE Candidates in Toronto. This remarkable achievement not only secured him the title but also made him the youngest challenger ever for the World Championship. In doing so, Gukesh shattered the 40-year-old record set by the legendary Garry Kasparov.

With an impressive performance, Gukesh accumulated 9 points out of a possible 14, showcasing his exceptional skill and strategic prowess on the chessboard. His triumph sets the stage for a highly anticipated showdown against reigning champion Ding Liren of China in the upcoming World Championship match, scheduled later this year.

What makes Gukesh’s win even more extraordinary is his age. As the first teenager to conquer the Candidates, he has broken new ground in the world of chess. Despite not being considered the top contender before the tournament, Gukesh defied expectations and emerged victorious, becoming the first Indian since Viswanathan Anand in 2014 to lift the prestigious title.

As Gukesh basks in the glory of his historic win, the entire nation of India celebrates his achievement, marking a significant milestone in the country’s rich chess legacy.

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