Indian teenager Donnarumma Gukesh is the youngest to beat Magnus Carlsen as world champion

Indian teenager Donnarumma Gukesh is the youngest to beat Magnus Carlsen as world champion

D Gukesh stuns Magnus Carlsen in an ongoing chess tournament© Twitter

Indian teenager Donnarumma Gukesh made history in the ongoing online tournament Aimchess Rapid on Sunday when he defeated Magnus Carlsen to become the youngest player to ever defeat him as a world champion. 16-year-old Donnarumma defeated Carlsen in the 9th round with white, defeating the Norwegian during his tenure as world champion.

It is important to note that Carlsen was also defeated by Indian grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi.

Earlier on Sunday, Erigaisi defeated Carlsen in the seventh round of the preliminary round of the online chess tournament Aimchess Rapid. Erigaisi won three games in a row, beating Nils Grandelius (Sweden), Daniel Naroditsky (USA) and Carlsen before settling for a draw against Jan-Krzyszstof Duda (Poland).

Erigaisi lost to Carlsen in the final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup online tournament last month. His 54-move victory over the world champion allowed him to bounce back from a slow start to the tournament and put him back in the top 8.

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Part of the Meltwater Champions Tour, the Aimchess Rapid tournament features 16 players including five from India.

With PTI inputs

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