Computer chess chess’s icons are now Carlsen and Stockfish

Financial Times has published an article, dedicated to the just finished Reykjavik Chess Open and the win of Praggnanandhaa. “Half a century ago, Bobby Fischer captured Boris Spassky’s world title in Reykjavik and sparked a global chess boom,” starts the analysis of FT and continues:

India, the fastest-rising chess nation, has a quartet of teenage grandmasters led by Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, 16, who this week scored his best win yet in the Reykjavik Open. For the Indians, the icon is their former world champion Vishy Anand. For others, the models are the No 1 Magnus Carlsen and the omnipresent Stockfish engine, to which players turn at the conclusion of their games for an instant diagnosis of their accuracy and errors. Computers became significant aides only in the 1990s, when the Fischer generation were past their playing peaks

Read the full FT article here / Follow Magnus Carlsen at Oslo Esports Cup starting Apr 22 / Follow Stockfish in the Top Chess Engines Championship Superfinal

Update: Praggnanandhaa will face Carlsen in the first Major of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. Follow the games live on

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