Black Is The New White: Ravichandran Ashwin’s Reaction To Shikhar Dhawan’s Tweet After Praggnanandhaa Draws Magnus Carlsen

Amid the riveting clash between Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa and the reigning World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen, the chess world has been treated to an unexpected spectacle. The 2023 Chess World Cup has witnessed an exhilarating face-off that has kept fans on the edge of their seats. Let’s delve into this intense battle between two chess titans.

A Remarkable Draw: Praggnanandhaa’s Triumph

On August 23rd, in the heart of Baku, Azerbaijan, the chess world stood still as Praggnanandhaa took on Magnus Carlsen in the FIDE World Cup 2023 final round. This encounter was particularly remarkable because Praggnanandhaa was playing with the black pieces, a challenging position against the formidable Carlsen.

The match culminated in a breathtaking draw after 30 intense moves. Praggnanandhaa showcased his prowess by holding his ground against the World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen. It displayed skill and strategy that left the chess community in awe.

The Tie-Breaker: Determining the Champion

While the initial match ended in a tie, the excitement is far from over. The chess lovers eagerly await the tie-breaker scheduled for the following day. This decisive encounter will ultimately crown the FIDE World Cup 2023 champion.

Black Is The New White Ravichandran Ashwin's Reaction To Shikhar Dhawan's Tweet After Praggnanandhaa Draws Magnus Carlsen
Black Is The New White Ravichandran Ashwin’s Reaction To Shikhar Dhawan’s Tweet After Praggnanandhaa Draws Magnus Carlsen

Dhawan’s Optimistic Tweet

The chess world wasn’t the only realm buzzing excited; Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan took to Twitter to express his support for Praggnanandhaa. Dhawan’s tweet resonated with optimism as he cheered for the 18-year-old prodigy:

“#Praggnanandhaa is such a joy to watch; drawing with black pieces is an amazing feat & against #MagnusCarlsen. There is no separating R. Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlsen. I will be rooting for him for tomorrow’s final-round game. Congratulations champion! Tomorrow, for sure, is your day.”

Ashwin’s Quirky Response

In response to Dhawan’s tweet, veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin added a touch of humor to the conversation, tweeting, “Black is the new white buddy.” His witty remark added a lighthearted element to the ongoing chess rivalry.

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Praggnanandhaa’s Unexpected Journey

Reflecting on his unexpected journey to the final round, Praggnanandhaa shared his thoughts after his semi-final victory:

“I didn’t expect to play Magnus in this tournament at all because the only way I could play him was in the final, and I didn’t expect to be in the final… I will try to try my best and see how it goes!”

This showdown marks the 20th encounter between Praggnanandhaa and Carlsen, a testament to their competitive spirit. However, it’s their first meeting in a World Cup, adding an extra layer of significance to this clash of titans.

As the chess world eagerly awaits the tie-breaker to determine the FIDE World Cup 2023 champion, one thing is sure: Praggnanandhaa’s remarkable performance has already left an indelible mark in the annals of chess history.

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