Vidit defeats Ajerbaijan's Vasif to advance to the quarterfinals of the chess World Cup

Following his 38-move victory for a 1.5-0.5 triumph, Vidit became the first Indian to enter the quarterfinals since 2002 when Viswanathan Anand won the title.

Vidit Gujrathi

File picture of Vidit Gujrathi.   -  RAJEEV BHATT

With a splendid display, Vidit Gujrathi overpowered Azerbaijan's Vasif Durarbayli in the second game of the fifth round for a place in the quarterfinals of the chess World Cup in Sochi on Monday.

Following his 38-move victory for a 1.5-0.5 triumph, Vidit became the first Indian to enter the quarterfinals since 2002 when Viswanathan Anand won the title.

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Vidit now awaits the winner of the match between Alexander Grischuk (Russia) and Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland).

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