Praggnanandhaa secures third place in Tata Steel Chess India 2023 Open Blitz

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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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