Younger Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa emerged winner on the Norway Chess Group A open chess match with 7.5 factors from 9 rounds.
The 16-year previous GM, the top-seed, was in high quality type and remained unbeaten via the 9 rounds. He completed the match with a win over fellow Indian V Praneeth, an Worldwide Grasp, late on Friday.
Praggnanandhaa (Elo 2642) completed a full level forward of second-placed IM Marsel Efroimski (Israel) and IM Jung Min Web optimization (Sweden).
Praneeth with six factors was joint third however was positioned sixth on account of an inferior tie-break rating.
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Aside from beating Praneeth, Praggnanandhaa posted wins over Victor Mikhalevski (in spherical 8), Vitaly Kunin (spherical 6), Mukhammadzokhid Suyarov (spherical 4), Semen Mutusov (spherical 2) and Mathias Unneland (spherical 1). He drew his different three video games.
The Indian teenaged star has been placing in spectacular performances in current occasions and had crushed world primary Magnus Carlsen for a second time within the Chessable Grasp on-line occasion and misplaced an in depth closing to China’s Ding Liren.
The GM will probably be a part of the India B group within the open occasion of the forty fourth Chess Olympiad in Chennai subsequent month.
Praggnanandhaa’s coach R B Ramesh congratulated him after the win and mentioned it would assist increase his confidence.
“Congratulations to him for the victory. He was the highest seed, so it’s not a shock that he gained the match. He performed nicely normally, drew three video games with black items and gained the remaining video games. It can assist increase his confidence,” Ramesh mentioned.