Vidit Gujrathi rallied to force four draws after slipping to defeat against Sergey Karjakin on the second day of the Skilling Open online chess tournament on Monday.


After being in a promising position in the sixth round, Vidit (3.5 points) lost his way and the game against Karjakin. Thereafter, Vidit proved equal to Hikaru Nakamura, Quang Liem Le, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So.

With five rounds to go, Vidit is placed 15th in the 16-player field. He faces an uphill task of breaking into the top-eight for a place in the knockout phase.

Half-point lead for Giri

Overnight leader Anish Giri held on to his half-point lead after drawing all five games on Monday. Magnus Carlsen, half-a-point behind Giri, got his queen trapped against Sergey Karjakin in the day’s final round and lost.

The results

  • 10th round: Vidit Gujrathi (3.5) drew with Wesley So (USA, 6); Anish Giri…

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