Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa enters fourth round, P. Harikrishna beats Lupulescu

Praggnanandhaa secured a win in 67 moves in the second tie-break game against the Polish grandmaster Michał Krasenkow.

FILE PHOTO: At the 2021 Chess World Cup, Praggnanandhaa had taken the lead in the two-game mini match before Michał Krasenkow bounced back to force the tie-break on Tuesday.   -  The Hindu

R. Praggnanandhaa, 15, became the youngest Indian to qualify to the fourth round of the chess World Cup in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday.

The youngster, who lost from a winning position in the second game on Monday, bounced back strongly to blank Michael Krasenkow 2-0 in the two rapid tiebreak games.

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In an all-India clash, Vidit Gujarathi ended B. Adhiban’s resistance in the final five-minute blitz tiebreaker to win the marathon clash 4.5-3.5.

The results (Third round, tie-breaker):

25-minute Rapid: Vidit Gujrathi drew with B. Adhiban 1-1; R. Praggnanandhaa bt Michael Krasenkow (Pol) 2-0 (Praggnanandhaa wins 3-1). 10m-blitz: Vidit drew with Adhiban 1-1; 5m-blitz: Vidit bt Adhiban 1.5-0.5.
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