Pantala Harikrishna of India made his place in Bucharest Grand Prix Rapid Chess

India's Grand Master and former World Junior Chess Champion Pantala Harikrishna finished third after scoring 8.5 points after 10 rounds in the Bucharest Grand Prix rapid chess tournament, although Maksim Chigaev of Russia and Bogdan of Romania scored the same number of points. He was tied for the first position with Daniel, but on the basis of tiebreak, Maksim remained in first place, Daniel in second and Harikrishna in third. 

317 players from 21 countries also took part in the competition. Harikrishna has 8 wins in the tournament, one draw, while his only loss is at the hands of compatriot Raunak Sadhwani, a 16-year-old youngster, Raunak finished 5th with 8 points, 8 points among other Indian players. Praneet Vupala is tenth, Dulibala Chandra is 13th by scoring 7.5 points, Pranav V by scoring 7 points, Pranav Anand remains at 20th and 26th position respectively.

Reports say that the game was headed for another draw until the 45th move of the game when Ding set a trap for Nepo and two consecutive wrong moves in the next 2 moves worsened Nepo's position and lasted 68 moves After the match, he accepted the defeat and thus Ding has also become the 17th World Chess Champion of the world. The total prize money of the competition is Rs 18 crore, in which the winner Ding will be given about Rs 11 crore and the loser Nepo will be given Rs 6 crore.

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