Indian chess stars performed superbly at just concluded Gibraltar Masters


Another prestigious chess event of 2020, The Gibraltar Masters is just concluded. Russian Grandmaster Esipenko Andrey wins this big event. This event also featuring some of higher ranked player like Vachier-Lagrave Maxime, Wang Hao, Topalov Veselin, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar.

Indian chess stars also performed superbly in this event. Wonder kid of Indian chess Praggnanandhaa R, Aryan Chopra, Karthikeyan Murali and experienced Sasikiran Krishnan finishes strongly in this event. After final 10 rounds, all mentioned players scored impressive 7 points. Here, young star Aryan Chopra remains unbeaten in this superb strong event.

Aryan Chopra won 4 matches and shares point in 6 matches with his respected opponents. Most important fact is, He is gaining 20 rating points due to his superb performance. He defeated higher ranked Donchenko Alexander in the penultimate ninth round match, which would be sweetest memory for young Aryan Chopra.

Like Aryan Chopra, Karthikeyan Murali also remains unbeaten in this event. Karthikeyan Murali also won 4 matches and shares points in 6 matches with his opponents. Karthikeyan Murali shared point with higher ranked Navara David in 8th round match, which we can say was highlight match of his campaign.

Experienced Sasikiran Krishnan also makes a mark in this event. He won 5 matches and shared point with opponents in 4 matches and lost 1 match.

Wonder kid of Indian chess Praggnanandhaa R also did well in this event. He played very attacking game through out this event. As a result, out of 10 matches, he converts win in 6 matches, lost 2 matches and shares point with opponents in other 2 matches. Out of 6 wins, Praggnanandhaa R shocked Veselin Topalov, who was FIDE World Chess Champion in 2005 edition of 6th round match.

This win simply shows that he is capable to enter elite club of chess on coming days. Praggnanandhaa R starts his campaign with disappointing note as he lost against compatriot Nandhidhaa P V in 1st round match. But after this defeat, he bounced back in style after winning 5 consecutive matches. No doubt, Praggnanandhaa R has the game and he would be the king of Indian chess on coming days.


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