Younger Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa let veteran Michal Krasenkow off the hook to lose the second sport of the two-game mini-match within the third spherical of FIDE Chess World Cup on Monday.
The skilled P Harikrishna, however, 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 price 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.
One other nice deal with to chess followers from Michal Krasenkow – 25. 0-0! was his transfer on this place. In the long run, his h-pawn proved to be lethal.
Michal and Praggnanandhaa will proceed their match on tiebreaks tomorrow. #FIDEWorldCup pic.twitter.com/rgITu0Rg9m
— Worldwide Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) July 19, 2021
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 sport on Sunday, the 17-year-old Sarin wanted to win the second to drive a tie-breaker. He may 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 sport after having defeated Lupulescu on Sunday.
In an all-Indian conflict, B Adhiban received the second sport in 66 strikes towards Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi to degree the match 1-1 and ship the third-round encounter right into a tie-break.