CHENNAI: Grandmaster D Gukesh was among the 4 Indians to make the semifinals of the FIDE On line Entire world Cadets and Youth Swift championships on Sunday night time. Gukesh defeated V Pranav 2-1 in the U-14 open group.
Gukesh, who turned India’s youngest-at any time Grandmaster past calendar year, was in his components as he clinched the opening game to go 1- up. Nevertheless, the 14-calendar year-aged dedicated an error in the second and Pranav levelled the proceedings 1-1. The subsequent Armageddon experience observed Gukesh seal the contest with the black pieces.
GM Nihal Sarin, WIM Rakshitta Ravi and Mrinmoy Rajkhowa were being the other three Indians to make the past-4 phase in the opposition.
Nihal defeated Just Wang by 1.5-.5 in the U-18 open up class although WIM Rakshitta bought the far better of Ineymig Hernandez 2-1 in the U-16 girls quarters. Mrinmoy experienced an straightforward day at the office environment as he blanked Ryo Chen 2- in the U-10 open occasion.
All those bowing out in the quarters stage involved Priyanka Nutakki (U-18 women), Jyothsna (U-16 ladies), Aditya Mittal (U-14 open up), Savitha (U-14 women), Anupam Sreekumar (U-12 girls) and Shreya Hipparagi (U-10 girls).