On October 19, 2023, during the Qatar Masters chess tournament, Indian chess grandmaster Karthikeyan Murali achieved a remarkable victory.
- Karthikeyan Murali, at 24 years of age, became the third Indian chess player to defeat Magnus Carlsen, the world’s number one player, in classical chess.
- Prior to Karthikeyan Murali, both Pentala Harikrishna and Viswanathan Anand, two other Indian chess grandmasters, had beaten Magnus Carlsen.
- The notable win by Karthikeyan Murali took place in the tournament’s seventh round, where he effectively played with the black pieces.
- Karthikeyan Murali’s victory earned him a place among other top players, including SL Narayan, Javokhir Sindarov, David Paravyan, Arjun Erigaisi, and Nodirbek Yakubboev, all of whom had an impressive score of 5.5 out of 7 in the tournament.
Q.: Prior to Karthikeyan Murali, who were the other two Indian chess grandmasters who had defeated Magnus Carlsen?
a) SL Narayan and Javokhir Sindarov
b) David Paravyan and Arjun Erigaisi
c) Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna
d) Nodirbek Yakubboev and Arjun Erigaisi
Ans : c) Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna