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BAKU: Indian Grandmaster R. Praggnanandhaa defeated compatriot Arjun Erigaisi 5-4 via the sudden death tie-break to enter the semi-finals of the Fide World Cup chess tournament.
The 18-year-old Praggnanandhaa will meet American ace Fabiano Caruana in the last-four battle.
With world No.1 Magnus Carlsen, who has also made the semis, Praggnanandhaa is set to be only the second Indian after Viswanathan Anand to make it to the last four of a World Cup.
The top three finishers in the ongoing World Cup will qualify for the 2024 Candidates event, which will be played to decide the challenger to current world champion Ding Liren.