Dommaraju Gukesh Defeats Caruana in India’s Chess Olympiad Victory Over top Seed USA


Sixteen-year-old Grandmaster (GM) D.Gukesh (Elo ranking 2,684), the Indian chess `Rajinikanth’, on Saturday set the Chennai Olympiad on fireplace defeating America’s tremendous GM Fabiona Caruana (Elo ranking 2,783).

India-2 group handed out a royal defeat to the highest seeded US.
With this victory, Gukesh maybe enters the Olympiad historical past with the best rating of 8/8 and three extra rounds to go.

Gukesh continued punching above his weight and delivered the knockout punch at Caruana, who was almost 100 ELO factors above the Indian.Enjoying with black items, Gukesh opted for the Sicilian defence and for a very long time, was on the backfoot.

“Gukesh had some hassle within the opening and Caruana had an ideal benefit. However Gukesh managed the place nicely with out giving an inch to his opponent on the 64-squared board,” GM Vishnu Prasanna, the coach of India’s newest chess sensation, had informed IANS. In response to Prasanna, the American, although having the benefit, was not in a position to press it ahead across the transfer 21/22.

“Whereas holding on to his place nicely, Gukesh received his alternative between strikes 28-31 and cashed on that,” he added.Prasanna, a long run coach of Gukesh, stated his ward’s leap like this was sudden earlier than the event.

“Gukesh dealt with the stress very nicely regardless that he did not have the expertise of taking part in at this stage until now,” he stated.Three different juniors within the India-2 group additionally punched nicely above their weight to defeat the highest seeded USA group full of tremendous GMs – these having an ELO ranking over 2,700.

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On the fourth board, Indian GM Raunak Sadhwani handed out a forty five transfer defeat to GM Leinier Dominguez Perez (2,754).Indian GM Nihal Sarin (2,651) drew with Levon Aronian (2,775), and GM R. Praggnanandhaa (2,648) break up factors with GM Wesley So (2,773).

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