Indian challenge endsSeptember 12, 2017
India’s challenge ended at the Chess World Cup here on Monday as Vidit Gujrathi and S.P. Sethuraman both lost in the tie-breakers of the third round.
Sethuraman put up a stiff fight and took his match against Anish Giri of the Netherlands to the second set of tie-breakers, but Gujrathi went down to China’s Ding Liren inside the first.
Ding Liren thus joins compatriot Bu Xiangzhi, who stunned top seed Magnus Carlsen, in the fourth round.
Important results (third round):
Ding Liren (Chn) 2.5 bt Vidit Gujrathi 1.5; Anish Giri (Ned) 4 bt S.P. Sethuraman 2.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra) 2.5 bt Aleksander Lenderman (US) 1.5.
Evgeniy Najer (Rus) 2.5 bt Fabiano Caruana (USA) 1.5.
Vassy Ivanchuk (Ukr) 1.5 bt Vladimir Kramnik (Rus) 0.5.
Alexander Grischuk (Rus) 3.5 bt David Navara (Cze) 2.5.
Vladimir Fedoseev (Rus) 1.5 bt Hikaru Nakamura (US) 0.5.