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India’s Grandmasters Arjun Irigiasi and R Pragyanand have moved up to the second and fourth positions in the Julius Behr Generation Cup online rapid chess tournament after 12 rounds. World champion Magnus Carlsen is in first place with 25 points. China’s Kwang Lim Lee is in third place with 20 points. Arjun has 24 marks and Pragyananand has 19 marks.
The 19-year-old Arjun started the third day by defeating Ukraine’s Wesley Ivanchuk. However, he lost in the tenth round to Joan Krzysztof Duda of Poland. After this, the match of the 11th round against Boris Gelfand of Israel was played in a draw. Arjun defeated Christopher Yu of America in the 12th round. At the same time, 17-year-old Pragyanand played four draws on the third day. Another Indian B Adhiban is at 15th position with 8 points. There are still three rounds left. The top eight players out of 16 players will advance to the quarter-finals.