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Praggnanandhaa arrives in Serbia for the 15th International Chess Festival Paracin

16-year-old Indian chess star Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has arrived in Serbia where he will play the 15th International Chess Festival Paracin. The event starts tomorrow and will be played from 8 – 16 July at the Pool Prestige Hotel in Paracin – a town located in the Pomoravlje District of central Serbia.

Praggnanandhaa will be the second seed in the very strong field of the open A tournament headlined by GM Alexandr Predke. The tournament gathers more than 150 players who will fight for the total prize fund of 5450 euros. 15th International Chess Festival Paracin – all information

This might be the last tournament for Pragg before the start of the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 and his debut for the Indian National Team B. The Indian B team will be represented by young players (average age of 19) who lately made impressive performances at the chess open tournaments throughout Europe. The team leaders will be Nihal Sarin and Gukesh D, along with Adhiban B, Praggnanadhaa and Sadhwani. (Read more: Indian Olympiad teams)

Read more: Praggnanandhaa wins Reykjavik Chess 2022 / Praggnanandhaa is the Winner of Norway Chess Open

Praggnanandhaa with the Tournament Director – Sasa Jevtic; Photo from Sasa Jevtic’s Facebook

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