Young Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa let veteran Michal Krasenkow off the hook to lose the second recreation of the two-game mini-match in the third spherical of FIDE Chess World Cup on Monday.
The skilled P Harikrishna, alternatively, 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 expensive because the 57-year-old Poland participant used all his expertise to shut out a 44-move win.
The duo will battle it out in the tie-break on Tuesday to earn a spot in the fourth spherical.
Another nice deal with to chess followers from Michal Krasenkow – 25. 0-0! was his transfer in this place. In the top, his h-pawn proved to be lethal.
Michal and Praggnanandhaa will proceed their match on tiebreaks tomorrow. #FIDEWorldCup pic.twitter.com/rgITu0Rg9m
— International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) July 19, 2021
Meanwhile, 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 may solely handle a draw in 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 in 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.