Kolkata: World Cup runner-up R Praggnanandhaa was one of the best Indian with an general third place end, whereas world champion Alexander Grischuk reigned supreme to clinch the Open Blitz title of the Tata Metal Chess India 2023, right here on Saturday.
Unbeaten in 4 video games, Praggnanandhaa was within the lead however he suffered defeats towards Nodirbek Abdusattorov (thirteenth spherical), Grischuk (fifteenth) and Vidit Gujrathi (sixteenth) that proved pricey.
Erigaisi was the second finest Indian with an general fourth end with 10 and a half factors.
India’s No 1 D Gukesh suffered six defeats from 9 rounds on the ultimate day that included one towards his closest rival Praggnanandhaa within the penultimate spherical, to finish with a disappointing eighth place end.
However he recovered effectively posting wins over Praggnanandhaa and German prodigy Vincent Keymer to complete on prime with 12 factors, with a fast draw over Pentala Harikrishna within the ultimate and 18th spherical.
The 2-time world blitz champion Grischuk suffered the one lack of the match when he was shocked by the rising Indian Arjun Erigaisi within the thirteenth spherical.
Former world Fast champion Abdusattorov completed with three factors with Praggnanandhaa, however the Uzbek secured a giant win over Gujrathi to edge previous the Indian sensation on tiebreaks.
Praggnanandhaa started the day on a constructive word when he outwitted Fast part’s runner-up Teimour Radjabov with a wonderful attacking recreation.
Within the eleventh spherical, he held Fast champion Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and continued his enjoyable run with a win over Keymer iin the subsequent spherical.
The Indian’s four-game unbeaten streak was delivered to an finish by Abdusattorov within the 13 spherical that additionally noticed the upset of the day by Erigaisi.
In spherical 15, Grischuk edged out Praggnanandhaa with the black items, whereas the Indian’s shock defeat got here within the ultimate spherical when he misplaced a vital match towards fellowmate Gujrathi to slide to 3rd place.
Ladies’s, Fast: 1. Divya Deshmukh, 2. Ju Wenjun; Blitz: 1. Ju Wenjun, 2. Koneru Humpy
Open, Fast: 1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 2. Teimour Radjabov; Blitz: 1. Alexander Grischuk, 2. Nodirbek Abdusattorov.