Surya Shekhar Ganguly Holds Magnus Carlsen At World Rapid Championship

Updated: 26 December 2016 21:32 IST

Surya Shekhar Ganguly missed an elementary mate in three moves to let Magnus Carlsen draw with a perpetual check at the World Chess Championship

Surya Shekhar Ganguly Holds Magnus Carlsen At World Rapid Championship
Surya Shekhar Ganguly drew his opening two rounds at World Rapid Chess Championship. © Twitter

Surya Shekhar Ganguly had a dream start at the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar, as he held world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway to a draw with black pieces in the opening round.

He followed it up with an exciting draw against Ian Nepomniaschhi of Russia.

Carlsen started the game with unusual moves to confuse Surya who kept his calm and took the advantage of inaccurate play of his opponent. With time pressure mounting, Ganguly missed an elementary mate in three moves to let his opponent draw with a perpetual check.

Altogether 15 Rounds will be played in the two day-Rapid event.

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Highlights
  • Surya Shekhar Ganguly drew with Magnus Carlsen at World Rapid chess
  • The Indian also drew with Ian Nepomniaschhi of Russia
  • 15 Rounds will be played in the two day-Rapid event
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