Indian Grandmasters R Praggnanandhaa and Adhiban Baskaran have registered win in the first game of the two-game mini-match in the second round of the FIDE chess World Cup.
Among other Indians, P Harikrishna, Vidit Santosh Gujrati and Aravindh Chithambaram were held to draws in the first game of the second round.
FIDE Women’s World Cup 2021:
In the women’s event, Padmini Rout and Sarasadat Khademalsharieh shared honours in the first game of the second-round match, while D Harika scored a win over Medina Warda Aulia of Indonesia in 48 moves.
India’s Bhakti Kulkarni and Natalija Pogonina were involved in a draw.
Top-seed and world champion Magnus Carlsen got his campaign off to a smooth start with a win against Sasa Martinovic.