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India's Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi finishes second in Bulgaria tournament

Young Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi scored seven points from nine rounds to finish second in the Junior U-21 Round Table Open Chess Championship

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Updated: 2021-10-03T20:37:45+05:30

Young Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi scored seven points from nine rounds to finish second in the Junior U-21 Round Table Open Chess Championship which concluded on Sunday. The 18-year old Erigaisi finished equal on seven points with Russian GM Alexey Sarana but lost out on winning the top prize due to an inferior tie-break score.

Sarana drew his final round game against India's Abhimanyu Puranik to secure seven points while Erigaisi defeated Vugar Asadli in round nine. The Russian did not drop a point in the nine-round event, Erigaisi remained unbeaten in the event, winning five games and drawing two. Among his victims were compatriot D Gukesh and Asadli while he drew with eventual champion Sarana.

Indian players had a good outing as young International Master Bharath Subramaniyam, Puranik and D Gukesh logged 6.5 points to finish third, fourth and fifth respectively. The 13-year old Subramaniyam and Puranik also did not lose a game in the tournament.

The talented R Praggnanandhaa ended at 10th, though he managed six points in a field that included over 50 players. Another Indian P Iniyan took the 14th spot with 5.5 points while Woman International Master Vantika Agrawal (4.5 points) finished 26th. A total of eight Indians featured in the tournament.

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