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.

ROUND FIVE REPORT

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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