Dommaraju Gukesh becomes youngest ever to win Fide Candidates Chess tournament

Dommaraju Gukesh, a 17-year-old chess prodigy from India, made history on April 22, 2024, by becoming the youngest player ever to win the FIDE Candidates tournament.

  1. Gukesh’s victory earned him the right to challenge the reigning champion, Ding Liren of China, for the World Chess Championship.
  2. In the finals, Gukesh drew his last game against American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, securing the top position at Candidates 2024 with 9/14 points.
  3. Gukesh is the second Indian after Viswanathan Anand to win the FIDE Candidates, and he surpassed the legendary Garry Kasparov’s record, which had stood since 1984.

Q: Who became the youngest player chess ever to win the FIDE Candidates tournament?

a) Viswanathan Anand
b) Garry Kasparov
c) Hikaru Nakamura
d) Dommaraju Gukesh

Ans : d) Dommaraju Gukesh

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