Indian chess grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has clinched a gold medal in the Under-18 open category of the ongoing World Youth Chess Championship in Mumbai.
The 14-year-old from Chennai settled for a cautious draw against Valentin Buckels of Germany in the 11th and final round of the championship to lead the charts with 9 points.
Taking to their Twitter handle, World Youth Chess Championship posted the video of Praggnanandhaa walking up to the stage to collect his gold in the category.
"That's the walk of a WINNER!!! U18 Champion Praggnanandhaa walks to receive his first GOLD in U18 category!!!#chess #championsoflife #WorldYouthChessChampionship," the World Youth Chess Championship wrote.
— World Youth Chess Championship (@WorldChess2019) October 12, 2019
The victory for Praggnanandhaa came after his compatriot and International Master Arjun Kalyan play out a draw against top-seeded Shant Sargsyan. Grand Master Shant's victory against Arjun would have put Praggnanandhaa under pressure for victory.
Praggnanandhaa is also the fourth-youngest ever to clinch the title of Grandmaster behind Sergey Karjakin, Gukesh D and Javokhir Sindarov.