R. Praggnanandhaa wanted to remain undefeated towards Vidit Gujrathi to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Chessable Masters on-line speedy chess event on Sunday.
After the 14th and penultimate spherical, the teen-prodigy was fourth with 22 factors (from 42) behind chief Anish Giri (28), Magnus Carlsen (25) and Ding Liren (24).
On the ultimate day of the league, Praggnanandhaa defeated the youngest ever Grandmaster Abhimanyu Mishra and drew with Sam Shankland.
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P. Harikrishna additionally stayed in competition for a quarterfinal spot. After dropping to Jorden van Foreest, Harikrishna made amends by beating Abhimanyu. He faces Shankland within the remaining spherical.
Vidit (17) wants a final-round win to have an outdoor probability of creating it to the knockout part from the 16-player league part.