Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi beat Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia 2-0 to enter quarterfinals of FIDE Chess World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan
Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi secured a remarkable victory at the FIDE Chess World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. Vidit Gujrathi advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Russian chess master Ian Nepomniachtchi 2-0 while Harika Dronavalli lost in the quarters. In a long and tough match, Aleksandra Goryachkina defeated Indian player Harika in an intense game and has advanced to meet Tan Zhongyi in the semifinals.
Vidit has joined three other Indian Grandmasters in the quarterfinals, Earlier Grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa orchestrated one of the biggest upsets of the ongoing FIDE World Cup as he eliminated American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in the tiebreakers. Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi and Gukesh Dommaraju also moved to the quarterfinals.