Team Blitz India
BAKU: Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa held fancied American player Fabiano Caruana to a draw in the first game of the semi-finals of the FIDE World Cup chess tournament on August 19.
The 17-year old Praggnanandhaa waged a gritty battle against the American to share the honours in 78 moves.
Praggnanandhaa held his nerves in the light of some deadly attacks by the American, who launched an all out attack.
Having drawn the first encounter with black pieces, the Indian GM now has the advantage of playing with white on Sunday.