New York – India’s young grandmasters Arjun Arigasi and Rameshbabu Pragnanand entered the quarterfinals of the Julius Baer Generation Cup Online Rapid Chess Tournament after finishing second and fourth respectively in the opening round.
World champion Magnus Carlsen led the opening round with 34 points while second-placed Errigassi had 25 points. America’s Hans Neiman took the third place with 24 points. Pragnanand, who got off to a great start with three wins on the first day of the tournament, scored 23 points. They won five matches, drew eight matches and lost two matches. Carlson finally showed great rhythm and won five games. He won a total of 10 matches.
The final day was not good for Erigassi. They had to face defeat in two matches while they played a draw in one match. Despite this, he managed to get second place. They won a total of seven matches while four matches were drawn. Meanwhile, they also lost in four matches. B Adhiban was the third Indian to participate in the championship. He finished 16th. They scored only 10 points.