Chess World Cup: Vidit Gujrathi, Harikrishna, Praggnanandhaa eye spherical 4 with victory: Indian Grandmasters Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, and teenage prodigy R Praggnanandhaa took an enormous step in direction of a spot within the fourth spherical of FIDE Chess World Cup right here on Sunday by posting wins within the first recreation of the two-game mini-match.
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Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, world quantity 22, posted a powerful win, beating compatriot B Adhiban.
The Gujrathi-Adhiban recreation was anticipated to be an fascinating one and it lived as much as the expectations earlier than the previous snatched victory in 43 strikes.
Harikrishna, the best ranked Indian within the event at quantity 21, started his pursuit for a spot within the fourth spherical with a clean win over lower-rated Constantin Lupulescu of Romania in 48 strikes.
The 15-year-old Praggnanandhaa outwitted the skilled 57-year-old Poland participant Michal Krasenkow in 45 strikes in a Petroff Millennium Assault recreation to go 1-0 forward.
In the meantime, younger GM Nihal Sarin misplaced the opening recreation to Dmitry Andreikin of Russia in 41 strikes.
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