Friday, March 31, 2023

Airthings Masters: Arjun eliminates Gukesh; Praggnanandhaa in Grand Last

Arjun Erigaisi overcame D. Gukesh 1.5-0.5 to remain alive in Division 1 of the Airthings Masters on-line fast chess championship on Wednesday.

On a day when Magnus Carlsen reached the Grand Finale by topping the winner’s division on the expense of Hikaru Nakamura, Arjun ended Gukesh’s resistance in 47 strikes within the first recreation and drew the following.

Arjun now performs Wesley So within the semifinals. A win will earn Arjun a conflict with Nakamura within the loser’s last. One other victory will see the Indian teenager meet Carlsen within the Grand Last.

In Division 3, R. Praggnanandhaa earned a return conflict with USA’s Samuel Sevian within the Grand Last.

Sevian defeated Praggnanandhaa within the Armageddon recreation after the 2 common fast video games ended as attracts within the last and progressed to the Grand Last. Praggnanandhaa went on to beat Ukraine’s Olexandr Bortnyk 2-1 within the loser’s last and gained the best to problem Sevian for the title.

In the meantime, within the FIDE Girls’s Grand Prix in Munich, all attracts within the sixth spherical saved the leaderboard unchanged. Ok. Humpy (3.5 factors) stayed within the joint second place behind Alexandra Kosteniuk (5) after drawing with Germany’s Dinara Wagner. D. Harika (3) remained within the joint-fourth spot after proving equal to China’s Tan Zhongyi.

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