Teen sensation Nihal Sarin pulled off a scientific win in opposition to Jorge Cori in 57 strikes to take a 1-Zero lead within the two-game Spherical One of many World Cup chess championship in Khanty Mansiysk on Tuesday.
P. Hari Krishna and B Adhiban had been the opposite winners and want solely a draw on Wednesday to maneuver into the second spherical.
Vidit Gujrathi, M. Karthikeyan, Abhjeet Gupta and Aravindh Chithambaram had been concerned in drawn encounters.
Nonetheless, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, S. L. Narayanan and S. P. Sethuraman misplaced their video games.
Nihal, at 15, the youngest member of the Indian contingent, punished Cori for a collection of sub-optimal strikes after the Peruvian handed over the initiative on the 18th transfer. Resulting in the 40th transfer, each gamers couldn’t filter out the perfect out there choices however Nihal strengthened his grip. Ultimately, Cori resigned when Nihal threatened to commerce his rook for a bishop and polish off the queenside pawns.
“I am pleased with how things went and also happy with the quality of the game. Will try to repeat that tomorrow,” mentioned Nihal after the victory.
Spherical One – Sport One: Yuri Gonzalez Vidal (Cuba, 2552) misplaced to P. Hari Krishna (2746); Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia, 2664) bt Surya Shekhar Ganguly (2658); M. Karthikeyan (2617) drew with Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia, 2693); Aravindh Chithambaram (2609) drew with Michael Adams (England, 2694); David Anton Guijarro (Spain, 2674) bt S. L. Narayanan (2611); Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli (Venezuela, 2626) misplaced to B. Adhiban (2639); Alan Pichot (Argentina, 2600) drew with Vidit Gujarathi (2718); Abhijeet Gupta (2609) drew with Anton Korobov (Ukraine, 2679); Nihal Sarin (2610) bt Jorge Cori (Peru, 2676); S. P. Sethuraman (2624) misplaced to Tamir Nabaty (Israel, 2658).