The Indian test in the FIDE chess World Cup finished on Thursday when Grandmaster Vidit Santosh Gujrathi lost the second round of the men’s quarterfinals to Jan-Krzystof Duda here.
The 26-year old India No.3 wavered against his Polish rival in a 50-move experience subsequent to having drawn the main round of the two-game small scale match on Wednesday.
Playing dark in the pivotal game, Gujrathi missed out as Duda took care of the uneven completion better and set out open doors. He traded out when the Indian player slipped and completed the game with exact estimation.
This was the first run through Gujrathi had arrived at the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Duda’s prize for beating the India GM is an elimination round conflict against world No.1 Magnus Carlsen.
The Norwegian title holder raged into the last four with a thorough 2-0 success over Frenchman Etienne Bacrot.
In another quarterfinal match, Sergey Karjakin (Russia) returned emphatically to dominate the second match against Sam Shankland (USA) to even out the score at 1-1 and power a tie-break.