Wednesday, July 17

Gukesh Scores Win, Praggnanandhaa Draws as Abdusattorov Clinches Prague Masters Title

Gukesh Scores Win, Praggnanandhaa Draws as Abdusattorov Clinches Prague Masters Title

Indian youngsters D Gukesh and R Praggnanandhaa witnessed contrasting fortunes in the eighth round of the Prague Masters Chess tournament. Gukesh notched a dominant victory over Vincent Keymer, while Praggnanandhaa drew his match with Mateusz Bartel.

Prague Masters: Uzbek Triumphs

  • Uzbek Grandmaster Nodirbek Abdusattorov secured the tournament title with a round to spare, following his win against Parham Maghsoodloo.
  • Abdusattorov’s impressive performance propelled him to the fourth spot in the world rankings.

Indian Results

  • Gukesh displayed his aggressive style, defeating Keymer in just 27 moves with a Nimzo Indian defense.
  • Praggnanandhaa, playing black against Bartel in a Sicilian Classical defense, couldn’t find clear opportunities and settled for a draw.
  • Vidit Gujrathi also drew his match against Richard Rapport.

Tournament Standings

  • Abdusattorov leads the tournament with 6 points, followed by a three-way tie for second place between Maghsoodloo, Praggnanandhaa, and Nguyen Thai Dai Van (4.5 points each).
  • Gukesh shares fourth place with 4 points alongside David Navara and Rapport.

The final round of the Prague Masters commences today, with Gukesh aiming to end the tournament on a high note.

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