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Gukesh wins third straight title; vaults to sixty fourth in dwell chess World rankings

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As broadly anticipated, nation’s youngest Grandmaster D. Gukesh accomplished a hat-trick of titles unfold over the previous month with a effective triumph within the Chessables Sunway Formentera Worldwide chess event at Punta Prima, Spain on Sunday.

The 15-year-old from Chennai scored eight factors from 10 rounds to stretch the sequence of title-triumphs that features the La Roda event and the Menorca Open final month.

In Saturday’s ninth spherical, Gukesh outfoxed 41-year-old compatriot, second seed Okay. Sasikiran in 49 strikes after which drew the ultimate spherical with Armenia’s Haik Martirosyan (7) in 25 strikes to prime the sector.

In actual fact, it was the second-board draw involving prime seed Latasa Jaime Santos (Spain, 7.5) and third seed Shant Sargsyan (Armenia, 7.5) that eased the strain on Gukesh. Contemplating Santos, the eventual
runner-up, had a greater tie-break rating over the younger Indian, he may have taken the title away from Gukesh in case of a tie at eight factors. However such a scenario didn’t come up and Gukesh crossed the road by signing the peace treaty.

This unbeaten efficiency earned Gukesh 15.6 ranking factors, raised his dwell ranking to 2674.6 and positioned him sixty fourth on the planet.

Worldwide Grasp Soham Das (7) upstaged sixth seed Ruiz Miguel Santos to take the fifth spot whereas Sasikiran (5.5) misplaced for the second time in below 24 hours after going through Polish rival Lukasz Jarmula and ended up fifteenth.

On Might 1. Gukesh turned the youngest participant among the many World’s top-100 gamers. He now targets to breach the top-50 bracket after which the 2700-rating mark.

In the meantime, at Malmo, Arjun Erigaisi (3 factors) let go of a golden alternative to nail Dutchman Jorden van Foreest within the closing moments of their drawn encounter within the fifth spherical of Tepe Sigeman round-robin chess event on Saturday.

The draw stored Arjun in second place, collectively with Nils Grandelius (Sweden). Chief Hans Moke Niemann (4) enlarged his result in one level after beating Alexei Shirov.

The outcomes:

Fifth spherical: Jordeen van Foreest (Ned, 2.5) drew with Arjun Erigaisi (3); Hans Moke Niemann (USA, 4) bt Alexei Shirov (Isr, 1.5); Nils Grandelius (Swe, 3) bt Saleh Salem (UAE, 1.5); Michael Adams (Eng, 2.5) drew with David Navara (Cze, 1.5).

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