Gukesh D. wins the Gelfand Challenge

On Sunday, the last four of the 19 rounds of the “Gelfand Challenge” were played. After 15 rounds Vincent Keymer from Germany had led the tournament but he only scored 1.5/4 on the final day. This was the chance for the 15-year old Indian Gukesh D., who had started the day two points behind Keymer, to catch up. After a 4.0/4 run Gukesh finished on 14.0/19 and tied first with his compatriot Praggnanandhaa but Gukesh won the tournament on tiebreak because he had won the direct encounter against “Pragg”. Half a point behind the two Indians, Vincent Keymer came third. | Picture: Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour

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