Julius Baer Cup: Arjun Erigaisi in 2nd spot; R Praggnanandhaa in fourth place

India’s teenaged Grandmasters Arjun Erigaisi and R Praggnanandhaa are positioned second and joint fourth respectively after 12 rounds within the preliminary section of Julius Baer Technology Cup on-line speedy chess match right here.

World champion Magnus Carlsen is on high of the standings with 25 factors, one forward of Erigiasi, whereas Quang Liem Le (China) is third on 20 factors.

The 19-year-old Erigaisi began day three with a win over veteran Ukrainian Vasyl Ivanchuk. Nevertheless, he suffered a reversal in opposition to Poland’s Jan-Krzystof Duda in spherical 10. After a draw in opposition to Boris Gelfand (Israel) within the eleventh spherical, he ended the day with a victory over teenager Christopher Yoo (USA).

The 17-year-old Praggnanandhaa, who began very properly on day one with three wins, may solely handle 4 attracts on the third day.

Starting with a draw in opposition to compatriot B Adhiban, he needed to share factors with Quang Liem Li, David Navara (Czech Republic) and Hans Niemann (USA) in rounds 10, 11 and 12 respectively.

Carlsen received three of his 4 matches on the day to maneuver one level away from the sphere. He beat Ivan Saric, Duda and Gelfand to underline his supremacy.

Adhiban received his first match of the match, beating Saric however continues to languish in fifteenth place with eight factors.

Three extra rounds stay to be performed within the preliminary section after which the highest eight will battle it out within the knockout quarter-finals.

The occasion options 16 gamers spanning three generations and is being held on a round-robin-cum-knockout format.

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