The Indian problem within the FIDE chess World Cup ended on Thursday when Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujrathi misplaced the second sport of the boys’s quarterfinals to Jan-Krzystof Duda right here.
The 26-year previous India No.three faltered towards his Polish opponent in a 50-move encounter after having drawn the primary sport of the two-game mini-match on Wednesday.
Enjoying black within the essential sport, Gujrathi misplaced out as Duda dealt with the unbalanced ending higher and created alternatives. He cashed in when the Indian participant slipped and completed the sport with exact calculation.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat Gujrathi Vidit within the second sport of their match and reached the Semifinals, the place he’ll struggle towards the World Champion Magnus Carlsen. #FIDEWorldCup pic.twitter.com/n4wezGmCZL
— Worldwide Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) July 29, 2021
This was the primary time Gujrathi had reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Duda’s reward for beating the India GM is a semifinal conflict towards world No.1 Magnus Carlsen.
The Norwegian world champion stormed into the final 4 with a complete 2-Zero win over Frenchman Etienne Bacrot.
In one other quarterfinal match, Sergey Karjakin (Russia) got here again strongly to win the second sport towards Sam Shankland (USA) to degree the rating at 1-1 and power a tie-break.