India’s Vidit Gujrathi beats Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in FIDE Chess World Cup in Baku

Vidit's stellar performance secured him a spot in the quarterfinals after defeating Russian chess master Ian Nepomniachtchi 2-0.

Baku: Indian chess ace Vidit Gujrathi has achieved a significant triumph at the FIDE Chess World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. Vidit’s stellar performance secured him a spot in the quarterfinals after a commanding 2-0 victory over Russian chess master Ian Nepomniachtchi. However, it was a different outcome for Harika Dronavalli, who unfortunately bowed out in the quarterfinals.

In a display of skill and resilience, Aleksandra Goryachkina emerged victorious against Indian player Harika in a hard-fought match. This triumph propels Goryachkina into the semifinals, where she is set to face off against Tan Zhongyi in what promises to be a thrilling showdown.

Vidit Gujrathi’s advancement adds to the impressive Indian representation in the quarterfinals. Joining the ranks is Grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa, who caused a major upset by triumphing over American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in the tiebreakers. The quarterfinals also feature Grandmasters Arjun Erigaisi and Gukesh Dommaraju, solidifying India’s strong presence in the competition.

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