Youngsters Arjun Erigaisi and D. Gukesh punched away above their weight to stun Vidit Gujrathi and Women World No. 1 Hou Yifan on the second day of the Goldmoney Asian Rapid online rapid chess
tournament on Sunday.
Even as Levon Aronian (Arm) and Ding Liren (Chn) stayed ahead with seven points from 10 rounds, Arjun (5.5) was seventh. Gukesh, who also held Wesley So, was tied for the 13th spot with Vidit at four points.
B. Adhiban snapped a five-game losing spree with a win over UAE’s Saleh Salem in the day’s final round. He was placed last in the 16-player field with two points. Five rounds remain.
The results (Involving Indians):
10th round: Vidit Gujrathi drew with Alireza Firouzja (FIDE); Arjun Ergiaisi bt Hou Yifan (Chn); B. Adhiban bt Saleh Salem (UAE); D. Gukesh drew with Wesley So (USA). Ninth…