Chess World Cup: Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh defeats Pawel Teclaf of Poland in second round

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Chess World Cup: Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh defeats Pawel Teclaf of Poland in second round: Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh defeated Poland’s Pawel Teclaf in the tiebreak on Wednesday to enter the second round of the Men’s event in the FIDE World Cup chess tournament here.

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The two-game mini match had ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Chess World Cup: Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh defeats Pawel Teclaf of Poland in second round

In the tie-break, Gukesh won the first game and settled for a draw in the second to book a spot in the next round. He joins compatriots R Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin, P Iniyan, B Adhiban, Aravindh Chithambaram in the second round.

The winners join Vidit Santosh Gujrathi and P Harikrishna, who received first-round byes, in the second round.

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In the women’s event, Padmini Rout, R Vaishali and Bhakti Kulkarni posted wins in the first round.

Chess World Cup: Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh defeats Pawel Teclaf of Poland in second round

D Harika will be joining them in the second round, courtesy a bye in the first round.
Matches in the World Cup are being played in the classical format.

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