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Praggnanandhaa triumphs at V Géza Hetényi Memorial 2023 with a 2833 performance

by Shahid Ahmed - 20/07/2023

R Praggnanandhaa drew his final round game against Radoslaw Wojtaszek to win V Géza Hetényi Memorial 2023. The teenager finished a full point ahead a strong field having the average rating of 2669. He performed at 2833 and gained 17.3 Elo rating points at this event. His live rating is now 2707.3, making him currently the world no.31. When he breaks into top 30, it will be the first time India will have six players in world top 30. The boy is carrying all the momentum and great form heading towards the important FIDE World Cup 2023. Magnus Carlsen's inspirational words at the Tech Mahindra Global Chess League surely boosted Praggnanandhaa's confidence. Vishy Anand being on his side at WACA is a huge boost too. Check out an in-depth about 90 minutes long interview with IM Sagar Shah after Praggnanandhaa's victory. Photos: Zoltan Fulop/Official site

Praggnanandhaa is now World no.31

R Praggnanandhaa has maintained his world no.31 spot in the live ratings for the past few days. As the maestro, Vishy Anand mentioned, he would like to see Praggnanandhaa have 2700+ published rating in August rating list. Well, if the teenager does not play any more Classical rated games before the FIDE World Cup 2023 starts, that will come true which is highly likely. 

R Praggnanandhaa in action at V Géza Hetényi Memorial 2023 Super GM Round Robin tournament
Praggnanandhaa on crossing 2700 and winning V Géza Hetényi Memorial 2023 | Video: ChessBase India

Vishy Anand's congratulatory words on International Chess Day is certainly an icing on the cake for Praggnanandhaa

Praggnanandhaa scored 6.5/9 to win the tournament with a performance of 2833 and gained 17.3 Elo rating points

Soon India will have six players in World top 30 and three in World top 10, both for the first time ever | Source:

Praggnanandhaa tweeted on his triumph

Replay Round 9 Live Commentary by GM Csaba Balogh (HUN) and IM Bence Szabó (HUN) | Video: Hello Sakk

The inaugural edition of V Géza Hetényi Tournament was organized by GM FT Attila Czebe at Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center in Budapest, Hungary from 11th to 18th July 2023. The time control was 90 minutes / 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of game + 30 seconds increment for each move.

Replay Round 9 games

Round 9 results

Bo.No.Rtg NameResultName RtgNo.PGN
GMKozak, Adam1 - 0GMProhaszka, Peter
GMShevchenko, Kirill½ - ½GMMaghsoodloo, Parham
GMTabatabaei, M. Amin½ - ½GMSjugirov, Sanan
GMPraggnanandhaa, R½ - ½GMWojtaszek, Radoslaw
GMEljanov, Pavel½ - ½GMMatlakov, Maxim


Final standings

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 nw-weKrtg+/-
GMPraggnanandhaa, RIND2690India6,525,500091,731017,3
GMTabatabaei, M. AminIRI2689Iran5,523,500090,73107,3
GMSjugirov, SananRUS2699Russia5,521,250090,59105,9
GMWojtaszek, RadoslawPOL2676Poland523,250090,43104,3
GMEljanov, PavelUKR2694Ukraine522,500090,14101,4
GMMatlakov, MaximRUS2673Russia520,000090,44104,4
GMMaghsoodloo, ParhamIRI2719Iran3,515,50009-1,6710-16,7
GMKozak, AdamHUN2571Hungary3,512,500090,33103,3
GMShevchenko, KirillROU2694Romania312,75009-1,8610-18,6
GMProhaszka, PeterHUN2585Hungary2,510,75009-0,8610-8,6



Official site

Tournament details

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