Julius Baer Cup: Erigaisi Enters Semifinals; Praggnanandhaa Bows Out

Julius Baer Generation Cup: Arjun Erigaisi Enters Semifinals; R Praggnanandhaa Bows Out

File photograph of Indian Grand Grasp Arjun Erigaisi.

Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi edged out fellow teenager Christopher Yoo within the quarterfinals by way of tie-breaker to achieve the final 4 spherical of the Julius Baer Era Cup on-line fast chess event on Friday. Erigiasi’s compatriot R Praggnanandhaa, nonetheless, crashed out, dropping 1-3 to Germany’s Vincent Keymer. World champion Magnus Carlsen, a winner over Levon Aronian of USA), will face 17-year outdated Keymer whereas the opposite semifinal will characteristic Vietnam’s Liem Quang Le and Erigaisi. The 19-year-old Erigaisi and 15-year-old Yoo have been locked 2-2 after the 4 fast video games. The Indian gained the opening sport earlier than his opponent bounced again to degree. The identical sample was repeated within the subsequent two video games.

Within the blitz tie-break, Erigiasi gained the primary to grab the benefit and drew the second to progress to the semifinals. Praggnanandhaa suffered a setback when he went down within the opening sport. The subsequent two video games led to attracts. With the 17-year-old Indian needing a win to drive a tie-break, the German scored a 42-move victory to seal a spot within the semifinals.

Carlsen ousted Aronian 3-1 regardless of dropping the opening sport to proceed his very good run. He misplaced just one sport within the preliminary section to Hans Niemann after simply two strikes.

Liem Quang Le, in the meantime, eradicated Niemann 2.5-1.5, closing out the match with a decisive win within the fourth sport after they have been degree at 1.5 after three video games.

Within the semifinals, the gamers will participate in two units of four-game matches Earlier, Carlsen had topped the preliminary standings with 34 factors adopted by Erigaisi and Praggnanandhaa in fourth place.

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

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