Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the 12th and penultimate round of the Tata Steel Masters chess to jointly occupy the sixth place.

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen clinched his eighth title in Wijk aan Zee after beating Fabiano Caruana in round 12 late on Saturday.

The Norwegian, who will get a win by forfeit (over Daniil Dubov) in the final round, is a full point ahead of his closest competitors -- Richard Rapport and Mamedyarov.

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While Gujrathi lost to Mamedyarov and remains on six points, compatriot R Praggnanandhaa got a win by forfeit as Dubov has withdrawn from the tournament after contracting COVID-19.

Gujrathi achieved a promising position against Mamedyarov, with virtually all his pieces eyeing Black's king. Even after missing a couple of very strong continuations, the Indian GM still had better chances, but he committed a mistake on the 26th move, and the Azerbaijan player capitalised to get a full point.

While Gujrathi plays Russian Sergey Karjakin in the final round, Praggnanandhaa takes on Andrei Esipenko.