FTX Crypto Cup: Praggnanandhaa beats Giri, notches up second straight win

Younger Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa continued his advantageous run within the FTX Crypto Cup, the American finale of the Champions Chess Tour, beating Anish Giri of the Netherlands 2.5-1.5 within the second spherical right here on Wednesday.

Having began his marketing campaign with victory over world No.4 and the top-ranked junior Alireza Firouzja, the 17-year-old Indian prodigy scored the all-important win within the fourth and closing sport, at hand Giri his second straight loss. Praggnanandhaa, who performed a key position within the Indian ‘B’ workforce’s bronze medal win within the latest chess Olympiad in Mahabalipuram close to Chennai, edged out his Dutch opponent in 81 strikes within the fourth sport after the primary three resulted in attracts.

The Indian GM is now on six factors after two wins, the identical as world No.1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who beat Hans Niemen 3-1.

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“Child’s day trip! @rpragchess wins his second match with 2.5-1.5 over Anish at #FTXCryptoCup Miami,” his coach R B Ramesh tweeted after the sport. Praggnanandhaa will tackle Carlsen within the third spherical in a while Wednesday night time. He has overwhelmed the world No.1 twice in on-line matches not too long ago and has been in good kind up to now few months.

In different matches within the second spherical, Firouzja bounced again after the defeat to Praggnanandhaa by beating Quang Liem Le of China 2.5-1.5 and Lev Aronian outlasted Poland’s Jan-Krzyztof Duda 3.5-2.5 through the tie-break. The eight-player all-play-all match is the American finale of Champions Chess Tour. There’s USD 7,500 at stake for every match win on the occasion.

Every match will probably be performed over 4 fast video games, with blitz tiebreaks in case of a 2-2 draw.


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