Nihal Sarin wins Serbia Open, claims second straight title

The 16-year-old Indian chess player Nihal Sarin won the Serbia Open on Thursday and recorded his second consecutive tournament victory in Serbia.

Indian star Nihal Sarin has now entered the FIDE Chess World top-100 players with a live rating of 2655.   -  K. K. Mustafah

Grandmaster Nihal Sarin warmed up for the upcoming World Cup with his second title in nine days when he topped the field in the Serbia Open in Belgrade on Thursday.

Fresh from winning the Silver Lake title, eighth seed Nihal scored 7.5 points from nine rounds to emerge as champion.

Rated 2620 as per latest ratings, Nihal has gained 35 points from the last two events to reach a live rating of 2655.

Arjun Erigaisi and Aditya Mittal (seven each) shared the second spot with seven others.

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