India’s challenge comes to a close in the Chess World Cup

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India’s campaign at the Chess championships came to an end after both P. Hari Krishna and Vidit Gujrathi were knocked out in the third round.

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Both the Indians, playing white, faced must win situation having lost the first game of the round on Monday. However, luck wasn’t on their side as P. Hari Krishna lost to Kirill Alekseenko while Vidit Gujrathi drew with Wesley So.

Hari’s luck ran out after he had stretched his opponent for 52 moves, with the game hanging in the balance on most occasions.

Vidit on the other hand saw no progress in the game and decided to call it a draw after 45 moves.

Results:

Round 3: Game 2: P. Hari Krishna (2746) (0) lost to Kirill Alekseenko(Rus, 2671) (2)

Vidit Gujrathi (2718) (0.5) drew with Wesley So (USA, 2767) (1.5).

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