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R Praggnanandhaa Checkmates Vidit Gujrathi, D Gukesh Falters In opposition to David Navara

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa crashed via the defenses of compatriot Vidit Gujrathi however D Gukesh suffered a shock defeat from a place of energy in opposition to Czech Republic’s David Navara of within the fifth spherical of the Prague Masters in Prague. Uzbekistan’s Nodirbek Abdusattarov continued along with his dream run and ran over Mateusz Bartel of Poland to emerge as the only real chief forward of Parham Maghsoodloo of Iran, who performed out a draw with Hungarian turned Romanian Richard Rapport.

Within the different recreation of the day, native hopeful Nguyen Thai Dai Van performed out a draw with Vincent Keymer of Germany.

With simply 4 rounds to come back within the tremendous match, Abdusattarov sits fairly on 4 factors out of a attainable 5 and the Uzbek has in reality damaged within the prime 5 of world rankings now.

Maghsoodloo is now half some extent behind on 3.5 factors adopted by Rapport on three. Praggnanandhaa walked his approach again on 50% rating on the expense of Gujrathi and shares the fourth spot with Navara and Gukesh.

Dai Van, Keymer and Gujrathi are available in subsequent on two factors apiece adopted by Bartel who has a single level in his kitty.

Gujrathi was up in opposition to an English opening and equalised with out a lot ado despite the fact that the problems remained.

Praggnanandhaa, who is rarely wanting concepts it doesn’t matter what the place is on board, saved pushing for extra within the center recreation however Gujrathi was additionally as much as the duty to find the precise path.

The items modified fingers and the gamers arrived at a Queen and rook endgame with assets for either side, earlier than Gujrathi fumbled and allowed a devastating assault in opposition to his king. Praggnanandhaa gained in 52 strikes.

Gukesh had what regarded like an additional wholesome pawn within the endgame and had little to fret.

Nonetheless, the Indian was clearly not having a great day in last part of the sport as Navara pushed for some counterplay.

Because it occurred within the recreation, first the benefit slipped, then it was handed over to Navara which the Czech star transformed after some hard-work.

Abdusattarov made fast work of Bartel in simply 28 strikes. The Uzbek made his intentions clear by going for the Sicilian dragon and clearly the Polish Grandmaster was quick on concepts. It was an optical phantasm as Bartel set out for a King aspect play however the injury was faster on the opposite flank.

Within the Challengers part Grandmaster R Vaishali went all the way down to Erwin L’Ami of Holland and stayed on two factors.

In the meantime within the Shenzen Masters being held in China Arjun Erigaise got here up with an excellent effort to down Anish Giri of Holland.

Outcomes spherical 4 (Indians except said): R Praggnanandhaa (2.5) beat Vidit Gujrathi (2.5); Parham Maghsoodloo (Iri, 3.5) drew with Richard Rapport (Rou, 3); D Gukesh (2.5) misplaced to David Navara (Cze, 2.5); Nguyen Thai Dai Van (Cze, 2) drew with Vincent Keymer (Ger, 2); Mateusz Bartel (Pol, 1) misplaced to Nodirbek Abdusattarov (Uzb, 4).

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