Kamal Haasan makes the noise of a young chess player for beating Magnus Carlsen | Entertainment News

Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan has praised young Indian grandmaster Praggnanandhaa for beating world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in the ongoing Airthings Masters tournament, saying the youngster has made Tamil Nadu proud.

Taking to Twitter, Kamal Haasan wrote in Tamil: “Magnus Carlsen is the number one chess champion in the world. He has won the world championship title five times. Praggnanandhaa, who is only 16 years old, l won. He made Tamil Nadu proud. Congratulations.

Kamal Haasan is the latest to congratulate Praggnanandhaa, who has received praise from different circles.

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had also praised the young chess player saying: “What a wonderful feeling it must be for Pragg. All 16, and to have beaten the experienced and decorated Magnus Carlsen, and that too while playing black is magic! Best wishes a long and successful chess career. You have made India proud!”

Praggnanandhaa’s achievement is special because so far the only Indians to beat Magnus in a tournament match were Anand and P. Harikrishna.

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