Teenaged Grandmaster D. Gukesh posted a win over dwelling favorite Misratdin Iskandarov in a second spherical match of the World Cup right here on Tuesday and overtook his idol Viswanathan Anand in reside world (FIDE) rankings.
The 17-year outdated Gukesh outclassed Iskandarov of Azerbaijan in 44 strikes within the second recreation of their second-round match.
“Gukesh D. received once more at present and has overcome Viswanathan Anand in reside score! There’s nonetheless nearly a month until subsequent official FIDE score checklist on September 1, however it’s extremely seemingly that 17-year-old might be making it to prime 10 on the earth because the highest-rated Indian participant,” the worldwide chess federation (FIDE) mentioned in a tweet.
The newest achieve of two.5 score factors took Gukesh’s reside score to 2755.9, whereas Anand’s is 2754.0. Because of this, Gukesh changed Anand because the World No. 9 in reside rankings whereas the five-time World champion slipped to tenth.
Anand, who first made it to the world’s top-10 in July 1991, has remained India’s top-ranked participant in all revealed lists since January 1987.
Gukesh will tackle compatriot S.L. Narayanan within the third spherical.
In the meantime, a bunch of Indians superior to the third spherical on Thursday. Within the males’s part, GM R. Praggnanandhaa, a winner over Maxime Lagarde, Nihal Sarin received whereas D. Harika and R. Vaishali moved into the subsequent spherical.
Indian GM B. Adhiban bowed out, dropping 0.5-1.5 to Daniil Dubov whereas unfancied compatriot Karthik Venkataraman held the No.2 seed Hikaru Nakamura to a 1-1 rating and compelled a tie-break.