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GM norm chance evaporated after multiple blunders by Praggnanandhaa

Lidums Australian Young Masters is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 2-10 December 2017 in Adelaide

Praggnanandhaa, R (IND) - Izzat, Kanan (AZE) 0-1
Australian Young Masters 2017 round 04

1 e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 d5 5. exd5 exd5 6. d4 Nf6 7. O-O cxd4 8. Nxd4 Be7 9. h3 O-O 10. Be3 Be6 11. Nc3 Qd7 12. g4 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 Rfc8 14. Rad1 Rc4 15. Qd3 Rb4 16. b3 Bxg4 17. hxg4 Rxg4 18. f3 Rg6 19. Nxd5 Nxd5 20. Rd2 Rd8 21. c4 Nxe3 22. Qxd7 Rxg2+ 23. Kh1 Rxd2 24. Qxe7 Nxf1 25. Kg1 Nh2 26. f4 h5 27. f5 h4 28. f6 h3 29. Kh1 Nf3 0-1

Praggnanandhaa’s chances of earning second GM norm suffers a setback

Praggnanandhaa’s lost to Azerbaijan’s Kanan Izzat in the fourth round at Lidums Australian Young Masters.

India’s R Praggnanandhaa lost to Azerbaijan’s Kanan Izzat in the fourth round at the Lidums Australian Young Masters in Adelaide on Monday. The 12-year-old is seventh in the standings and needs to win the remaining five rounds in order to get his second GM norm in the tournament. He will play Australia’s Ari Dale in the fifth round.

Praggnanandhaa, playing with white pieces, lost in 29 moves to the 21-year-old Izzat. In the third round, in which he played with black, he drew with Russia’s Vasily Papin. Praggnanandhaa began the tournament with a win against Grandmaster Adrien Demuth.

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