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Praggnanandhaa stuns Topalov at Gibraltar chess festival

Praggnanandhaa recently won the world under-18 title. ESPN

GIBRALTAR --- Indian grand master R Praggnanandhaa pulled off a huge upset, beating former world champion Veselin Topalov in the sixth round of the Gibraltar chess festival to record his fifth straight win here.

The 14-year-old from Chennai needed just 33 moves to beat the Bulgarian.

"It was very tough to prepare against him," said Praggnanandhaa, who recently won the world under-18 title.

He started the tournament with a loss against compatriot P V Nandhidhaa but has since been on a winning spree.

Praggnanandhaa is in the second spot on five points with six other players and will take on Chinese GM Wang Hao in the seventh round.