Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa wins; Gukesh takes Dubov to tie-breaker

A roundup of all the results from the ongoing Chess World Cup.

Praggnanandha won the second game of the two-game mini match against Gabriel Sargissian to wrap up a 2-0 win.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT Special Arrangement (File Photo)

Continuing his impressive display, R. Praggnanandhaa knocked out higher-rated Armenian Grandmaster Gabriel Sargissian 2-0 for a place in the third round of World Cup chess in Sochi, Russia, on Friday.

On a day when an indisposed Armenia’s Levon Aronian withdrew, P. Harikrishna, B. Adhiban, Nihal Sarin and D. Harika advanced but Aravindh Chithambaram, P. Iniyan, Praggnanandhaa’s sister R. Vaishali and Bhakti Kulkarni made their exit. D. Gukesh took fancied Daniil Dubov to the tie-breaker games after a second straight draw.

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The results (involving Indians): Second round (Game Two):

Men: Daniil Dubov (Rus) drew with D. Gukesh; Evgney Tomeshevsky (Rus) bt P. Iniyan (Tomeshevsky wins 2-0); Vidit Gujrathi drew with Alexandr Fier (Bra); Neuris Delgado Ramirez (Par) lost to B. Adhiban (Adhiban wins 2-0); Aravindh Chithambaram lost to Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzb); (Abdusattorov wins 1.5-0.5); Sanan Sjugirov (Rus) lost to Nihal Sarin; (Nihal wins 1.5-0.5); P. Harikrishna bt Yasser Quesada Perez (Cub) (Harikrishna wins 1.5-0.5); Gabriel Sargissian (Arm) lost to R. Praggnanandhaa; (Praggnanandhaa wins 2-0).

Women: Natalia Pogonina (Rus) bt Bhakti Kulkarni (Pogonina wins 1.5-0.5); Medina Warda Aulia (Indonesia) gives a walkover to D. Harika; (Harika wins 2-0); Padmini Rout drew with Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iri); R. Vaishnavi lost to Bela Khotenashvili (Geo); (Bela wins 2-0).

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