Nihal Sarin wins Serbia Open, claims second consecutive title

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Young Indian Grandmaster Nihal Sarin on Thursday emerged champion within the Masters’ part of the Serbia Open Chess Championship in Belgrade.

This is the second consecutive match victory for sixteen-year previous Sarin after he claimed the title in Silver Lake Open.

The GM from Thrissur, Kerala, on Thursday, performed out a draw with GM Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia to complete with 7.5 factors out of a attainable 9 to complete clear first within the 289-player subject within the nine-round tourney.

Sarin, who turned a Grandmaster in 2018 on the age of 14, gained six video games and drew three, to stay unbeaten. Sarin, who began the Serbia Open with wins within the first two rounds, ended the match with three successive wins and a draw within the remaining spherical, ending a transparent half level forward of the sphere.

The Silver Lake Open was his first over-the-board occasion after the COVID-19 pandemic break.

Sarin’s compatriot Arjun Erigaisi completed seventh with seven factors.

The 14-year-old Indian IM Aditya Mittal additionally ended up with 7 factors and took the tenth spot. He additionally earned his maiden Grandmaster norm within the course of.

Chennai was V Pranav, 15, earned his first GM norm and have become an International Master. He misplaced the ninth and remaining spherical recreation to Ukrainian Kiril Shevchenko and ended with 6 factors.

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