Praggnanandhaa secures third place in Tata Steel Chess India 2023 Open Blitz
World Cup runner-up R Praggnanandhaa finished third at the Tata Steel Chess India 2023 Open Blitz tournament, as world champion Alexander Grischuk clinched the title.
An Overview of the News
World Champion Alexander Grischuk clinched the Open Blitz title of Tata Steel Chess India 2023 in Kolkata on 9 September 2023.
Praggnanandha initially led the competition by remaining unbeaten in four games.
He suffered significant defeats against Nodirbek Abdusattorov (13th round), Alexander Grishuk (15th round), and Vidit Gujrathi (16th round).
Notable Indian players
Arjun Erigaysi was the second-best Indian participant, finishing fourth overall with 10.5 points.
India's No. 1 chess player D Gukesh finished eighth.
Winners in Different Categories
Women's Rapid Winners: 1. Divya Deshmukh, 2. Ju Wenjun
Women's Blitz Winners: 1. Ju Wenjun, 2. Koneru Humpy
Open Rapid Winners: 1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, 2. Teimour Radjabov
Open Blitz Winners: 1. Alexander Grischuk, 2. Nodirbek Abdusattorov
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