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New York – India’s young grandmasters Arjun Arigasi and Rameshbabu Pragyanand advanced to the quarterfinals of the Julius Baer Generation Cup Online Rapid Chess tournament after finishing second and fourth respectively in the first round.
World champion Magnus Carlsen leads the opening round with 34 points, while second-placed Arigasi has 25 points. American Hans Niemann finished third with 24 points. Pragnananda, who got off to a good start with three wins on the first day of the tournament, scored 23 points. They won five matches, drew eight matches and lost two matches. Carlson finally showed good form and won five games. He won a total of 10 matches.
The last day was not good for Erigasi. They lost two matches and tied one match. Despite this, he managed to get second place. They won a total of seven matches and drew four matches. Meanwhile, they also lost in four matches. B Adhiban was the third Indian to compete in the championship. He finished 16th. They got only 10 points.