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Praggnanandhaa: “I didn’t want the experience, I wanted to win!”

17-year-old Indian chess prodigy Praggnanandhaa talks to Tania Sachdev after beating Liem Le on Day 3 of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals. Replay the games:

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Popping up the march in three games with Three wins you must be relieved after The way things went the first two days Yeah And somebody like Liam who's such a Difficult player to beat what clicked Today for you I don't know the first Game Uh what happened in the first game Now second game I can remember ah yeah The first game I got this very nice Night G5 Knight H1 quickly it went my Way and second game I think he made this um emotional Decision with F4 because of the match Situation because otherwise I don't think uh Liam would play that uh In probably 100 games he would never Play F4 so I think it was just an Emotional decision after that I got a Very good position but then Um it was not Playing well then I had a lot of chances But okay in the end little time Um this thing was weak and wow and I won In this game okay I needed a draw so I Didn't want to I didn't want to think about that but It comes to your mind so nothing can be Done and I played this 94 decision which I'm not very happy about it was Trying to make a draw which I shouldn't Be trying uh I mean I don't mean that Way like I shouldn't be just truth is he

Going for a draw but then okay think Someone turned out for me with a free Credit E4 I think my portion was very Very comfortable there kidding after the Experience of yesterday being two game Points up it helped you today to keep Things under control in the third game It definitely helps the experience but I Don't I didn't I don't want the Experience that I wanted to win Yesterday uh but yeah overall I think as I said this this old tournament is an uh Very good experience you know to learn How to play this Mass situation how to How not to play in a situation where They just need a draw so this kind of Situation is very good experience for me I'm Prague you're up against Wesley Tomorrow your thoughts on that matchup Yeah it'd be interesting and it'd be at As much as well so I will see I'm just Hoping play some good chess there okay Awesome talking about Good chess we've Got a puzzle for you so don't go Anywhere and all the best for tomorrow Yeah thank you


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