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Nihal Sarin finishes runner-up at Global Championship

While Wesley So became the first-ever chess.com Global Champion with this victory, Nihal Sarin returns from the tournament $100,000 richer.

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 8 Nov 2022 7:01 AM GMT

Indian Grandmaster Nihal Sarin, on Monday, finished as the runner-up at the 2022 chess.com Global Championships. The teenager lost 1.5-4.5 to American GM Wesley So in the final.

Going into the final day trailing 1-3, Nihal Sarin could not do much despite fight hard. The youngster held the more experienced So to a draw with the black pieces in the first game of the day, but surrendered with the white pieces in the next game to concede the title.

While Wesley So became the first-ever chess.com Global Champion with this victory, Nihal Sarin returns from the tournament $100,000 richer (INR. 82 lakh). This is by far the biggest prize money of his career for the Kerala lad.


Nihal had earlier defeated Dutch GM Anish Giri in a thrilling Armageddon in the semifinals, after both the players were caught in a deadlock after at the end of the tie.

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