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Gukesh D defeats Fabiano Caruana to score incredible 8/8

16-year-old Dommaraju Gukesh is having one of the best chess tournaments in his career! He scores incredible 8/8 points playing the first board for the India2 team at the 2022 Chess Olympiad in Chennai. Gukesh today defeated World No 5 Fabiano Caruana having black pieces. Caruana was inaccurate in the time trouble, which Gukesh used to create a decisive advantage and develop the mating attack. Caruana was forced to resign after Gukesh’s beautiful Queen sacrifice. Replay the game here

Playing with the rating performance of more than 3350, Gukesh earned 30.1 ELO points at the Olympiad, leaping on the 20th position of the live rating list. 16-year-old Indian chess prodigy Gukesh D is the youngest Indian chess player who became Grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 7 months and 17 days, and he is the youngest Indian to break into World Top 100. Read more: Gukesh D is third youngest player ever to cross 2700

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Fabiano Caruana – Gukesh D, R8 Chess Olympiad 2022; Photo by: FIDE/Stev Bonhage

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