Pragganandha takes lead by defeating Medyarov in Oslo e-Sports Cup chess
Pragganandha takes lead by defeating Medyarov in Oslo e-Sports Cup chess

World's first of its kind chess e-sports tournament Oslo Sports Cup: India's 16-year-old Grand Master Praggnanandha continued his magic on the second day of the Oslo Sports Cup as he defeated the much experienced World No. 10 Shakriar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan to take a singles lead in the competition. You have made your name. The great thing about Praggnanandha's victory was that once again he managed to win the round in just 3 matches with 2 wins and a draw. Praggnanandha won the first and third matches with white pieces while the second match against black pieces drew and thus took the second consecutive round 2.5-0.5 margin to take a single lead with a total of 6 points.

On the other hand, world champion Magnus Carlsen, who won the one-sided match yesterday, suffered an unexpected 2.5-1.5 defeat to Le Kuang Lim of Vietnam. Netherlands' Anish Giri, who won yesterday, was beaten 4-2 by Poland's Yan Duda in a tie-break, while Netherlands' Jordan Van Forest beat Canada's Eric Hansen 2.5-1.5 to seal the win.

After Round 2 Praggnanandha with 6 points, Anish Giri is still on the second position with 4 points. Carlsen, Le Kuyang Lim, Jordan and Mamedyarov are playing on 3 points, Duda 2 points and Erik Hansen on 0 points.

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