SOCHI (Russia), Jul 14: 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.
The two-game mini match had ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.
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.
In the women’s event, Padmini Rout, R Vaishali and Bhakti Kulkarni posted wins in the first 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. (PTI):