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Indian GM S L Narayanan wins Cattolica World Open chess tourney; Praggnanandhaa finishes 2nd

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Indian Grandmaster S L Narayanan emerged winner within the Grandiscacchi Cattolica World Open right here on Tuesday whilst his compatriot R Praggnanandhaa completed runner-up.

Narayanan and 6 others, together with Praggnanandhaa, completed equivalent first on 6.5 issues after 9 rounds. Alternatively, Narayanan took the tip spot at the foundation of a higher tie-break rating.

The 24-year outdated Indian GM, the top-seed, remained unbeaten during the 9 rounds. He drew towards Pier Luigi Basso (Italy) within the 9th and ultimate spherical on Tuesday.

He posted 4 wins and secured 5 attracts to attain 6.5 issues. The wins got here towards Italian Alex Dobboletta, compatriot Akshat Khamparia, Jobaova Baadur (Georgia) and Belarusian Sergei Azarov. Amongst his drawn video games, one was once towards Praggnanandhaa.

Praggnanandhaa too completed with 4 wins and 5 attracts. He scored wins over Sauat Nurgaliyev (Kazakhstan), Nikolas Wachinger (Germany), Dutchman Lucas Van Foreest and Meruert Kamalidenova (Kazakhstan). Within the ultimate spherical, Praggnanandhaa shared the purpose with Lorenzo Lodici of Italy.

India’s Pranav Anand, an World Grasp, secured 9th spot with six issues whilst some other Indian Akshat Khamparia took the eleventh position scoring the similar choice of issues.

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