Gukesh advances to Round 2 of World Cup

Gukesh advanced to round 2 with a very convincing victory over IM Teclaf, Pawel from Poland in the tie-breaks. In a complex middlegame, Gukesh ensured that he out calculated his opponent and comprehensively outplayed him with Black to go 1-0 up in the tie-break. In the second game, Gukesh had an advantage with White, but settled for a draw to ensure that he advanced to round 2 with a score line of 2.5-1.5 in the match.

Indian pairings for round 2 (Players on the left will have White for game 1)

 

Quesada Perez,Yasser(CUB) Harikrishna,Pentala
Fier,Alexander(BRA) Vidit,Santosh Gujrathi
Adhiban,Baskaran Delgado,Ramirez(CUB)
Abdusattorov,Nodirbek(UZB) Aravindh,Chithambaram
Nihal Sarin Sjugirov,Sanan(RUS)
Praggnanandhaa,Rameshbabu Sargissian,Gabriel(ARM)
Gukesh,D Dubov,Daniil(RUS)
Iniyan,P Tomashevsky,Evegny(RUS)
Harika,Dronavalli Aulia,Medina Warda(INA)
Khademelsharieh,Sarasadat(IRI) Padmini,Rout
Kulkarni,Bhakti Pogonina,Natalija(RUS)
Khotenashvili,Bela(GEO) Vaishali,Rameshbabu

Report by GM N Srinath

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