Gukesh favourite to start, all eyes on Praggnanandhaa

Gukesh favourite to start, all eyes on Praggnanandhaa


Indian G.M.R. Praggnanandhaa. File

Indian GM R Praggnanandhaa. File | Photo Credit: PTI

World Championship challenger D Gukesh starts as the favourite to win his first major tournament since triumphing in the Candidates while R Praggnanandhaa will also seek success in the 2024 Grand Chess Tour (GCT), the sport's richest tournament, starting here on Thursday.

This prestigious tournament features some of the world's top chess players, competing for supremacy and a share of significant prize money.

Held in the vibrant city of Bucharest, the tournament will not only feature high-stakes matches but will also be a celebration of chess culture in the region, which is rich in history and passion for the game.

Players and spectators alike can expect intense competition, brilliant strategies, and moments of brilliance in the battle for chess glory.


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