Chess World Cup: Harikrishna wins, Praggnanandhaa in tie-break, Sarin crashes out

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Younger Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa let veteran Michal Krasenkow off the hook to lose the second recreation of the two-game mini-match within the third spherical of FIDE Chess World Cup on Monday.

The skilled P Harikrishna, then again, accepted a draw towards lower-rated Constantin Lupulescu of Romania to advance to spherical 4 with a 1.5-0.5 margin.

A blunder on the thirty third transfer value the 15-year previous Praggnanandhaa pricey because the 57-year-old Poland participant used all his expertise to shut out a 44-move win.

The duo will battle it out within the tie-break on Tuesday to earn a spot within the fourth spherical.

In the meantime, one other proficient Indian Nihal Sarin’s marketing campaign got here to an finish, as he misplaced 0.5-1.5 to Dmitry Andreikin of Russia.

Having misplaced the primary recreation on Sunday, the 17-year-old Sarin wanted to win the second to drive a tie-breaker. He might solely handle a attract 31 strikes towards the Russian and bowed out of the competitors.

The 35-year-old Harikrishna, the second highest ranked Indian at 21 after Viswanathan Anand, floor out a 46-move draw within the second recreation after having defeated Lupulescu on Sunday.

In an all-Indian conflict, B Adhiban received the second recreation in 66 strikes towards Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi to degree the match 1-1 and ship the third-round encounter right into a tie-break.

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