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Utsab Chatterji upsers Russian GM Andrei Devaitkin

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Unheralded youngster shocked Russian GM while top seed GM and second seed GM enjoyed easy wins at the International Open tournament, here.

In another upset, Karthik Kumar Pradeep rated 2004, managed to beat GM Himanshu Sharma, rated 2470.

Naiditsch, rated 2701, had a very easy outing after his opponent Varshini V, rated 2062, failed to create any chance.

"I am wary of the Indian youngsters as they are known to be dangerous and underrated. Today, it was an easy day," said Naiditsch.

Arjuna awardee GM rated 2610 also had an easy day in office as he beat Karnataka's Likhit Chilukuri with black pieces.

A total number of 264 players, which include 27 Grandmasters, 24 International Masters are taking part in the section.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:20 IST