Chess World Cup: Vidit Gujrathi loses to Jan-Krzystof Duda, Indian problem ends

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The Indian problem within the FIDE chess World Cup ended on Thursday when Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujrathi misplaced the second sport of the lads’s quarterfinals to Jan-Krzystof Duda right here.

The 26-year outdated India No.3 faltered towards his Polish opponent in a 50-move encounter after having drawn the primary sport of the two-game mini-match on Wednesday.

Enjoying black within the essential sport, Gujrathi misplaced out as Duda dealt with the unbalanced ending higher and created alternatives. He cashed in when the Indian participant slipped and completed the sport with exact calculation.

This was the primary time Gujrathi had reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Duda’s reward for beating the India GM is a semifinal conflict towards world No.1 Magnus Carlsen.

The Norwegian world champion stormed into the final 4 with a complete 2-0 win over Frenchman Etienne Bacrot.

In one other quarterfinal match, Sergey Karjakin (Russia) got here again strongly to win the second sport towards Sam Shankland (USA) to stage the rating at 1-1 and drive a tie-break.

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