Tata steel chess: Maxime’s rapid growth

Kolkata, September 7 India’s chess star R Praggnanandhaa came in third place. But former world blitz champion Maxime Vachier-Lagrave continued to dominate and won the Tata Steel Chess India 2023 rapid title. The Frenchman finished in first place with seven points, far ahead of Azerbaijan’s Teimour Radjabov who came in second with 5. 5 Praggnanandhaa tied for third place with Vidit Gujrathi and Alexander Grischuk, each earning five points. Praggnanandhaa won two games but lost to India’s top player. Praggnanandhaa won a good game against Gujrathi in an important match. He played well against Gujrathi’s first attack and got a good position in the middle of the game. In a close game at the end, Praggnanandhaa found an opportunity to attack the opponent’s King and win the game on Move 38. In a highly anticipated match, Gukesh played against Praggnanandhaa in the second-to-last round. Gukesh can proudly claim victory as he defeated the runner-up of the World Cup in a challenging game. Gukesh’s pawns on the left side of the board were stronger and moved faster than Praggnanandhaa’s pawn in the middle. Gukesh won a Rook and won the game on Move 45. Praggnanandhaa, on the other hand, made a comeback in the final round and had a comfortable advantage over the reigning rapid champion Erigaisi. This happened after Praggnanandhaa won some pieces on Move 20 using smart strategies. “Please rewrite this text using easier words. “

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