Indian GM Erigaisi stuns Carlsen in rapid event



India GM Arjun Erigaisi on Sunday stunned World champion Magnus Carlsen in Round Seven of the preliminaries of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament.

Teenager Erigaisi, 19, who had gone down to compatriot Vidit Gujrathi, making  a losing start in the event, is currently in fifth place after eight rounds. 

The win over Norwegian superstar Carlsen was the Indian’s first over the World champion. Erigaisi won three straight games, beating Nils Grandelius (Sweden), Daniel Naroditsky (USA) and Carlsen before settling for a draw against Jan-Krzyszstof Duda (Poland).

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