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Chesapeake Masters Final: Ding defeats Pragyanandha in close-knit final
16-year-old R. Pragyanandha won the second game against world No. 2 Ding Liren in the final of the Chesapeake Masters Online Quick Chess Tournament on Wednesday.
On the 2nd day of the final of the online event, Ding defeated Pragyanandha in the two-day final.
Losing his 16-year-old opponent was not an easy task for the Chinese. The Indians proved to be very tough to catch even in the pressure situation in the final.
- The Chinese won the first set on Wednesday.
- But the second 4-game mini-match saw his opponent bounce back.
- A clear rating favorite, Ding defeated his extraordinary rival in the Blitz tiebreaker.
Despite losing this match, it was an extraordinary performance by Pragyanandha.
He lost to Magnus Carlsen in the prelims. He finished the singles round-robin in fourth place and knocked out Wei E and Anish Giri in the knockout.
Wisdom Blind vs. Ding Liren – Wisdom Chess Masters: The 16-year-old from Chennai showed all his skills as he defeated super-strong Dutch No. 1 Anish Giri in the semifinals.
It set off its top-seeded clash with China’s World No. 2 Ding Liren, who stunned World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the other semifinal.
Wisdom took the lead with Checkmate in the second game of the semifinal encounter of the best-of-four game.
But after two draws, Nepali-born Dutch GM Giri will have to win the fourth game to draw 2-2.
As a result of this victory, Pragyanandha became the first Indian to reach an eventual clash for the title during the Champions Chess Tour.