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Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa enters fourth round

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
July 21, 2021 00:38 IST
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IMAGE: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa during his third round match against Michal Krasenkow at the FIDE World Cup in Sochi. Photograph: Kind courtesy Eric Rosen/FIDE Chess World Cup 2021

Young Indian Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa defeated veteran Michal Krasenkow 2-0 in the rapid tie-break in the third round of the FIDE Chess World Cup in Sochi on Tuesday.


The 15-year old Praggnanandhaa, playing in his maiden World Cup, won a see-saw second tie-break game to book a spot in the fourth round with a 3-1 margin.

The 57-year old Krasenkow fought hard before the Indian teenager secured a win in 67 moves in the second tie-break game.

Praggnanandhaa had taken the lead in the two-game mini match before the Polish veteran bounced back to force the tie-break.

The experienced Pentala Harikrishna, who beat Constantin Lupulescu (Romania) 1.5-0.5 on Monday, will face Iran's M Amin Tabatabaei in the fourth round on Thursday.

The Indian challenge in the women's section ended when Harika Dronavalli lost to Valentina Gunina in the third round late.

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