18-year old Arjun Erigaisi started in a brilliant manner and won all of his first nine games before slipping up.
India's Dronavalli Harika was tied for a joint third spot with Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine but eventually settled for fifth place on the basis of the tie-break score.
Maharashtra's Sankalp Gupta also touched the 2500 Elo rating mark during the tournament.
A couple of sub-optimal moves from Dronavalli Harika were enough to let the victory slip away. She and Pogonina split the point in a dead equal position.
India no.3 P Harikrishna beat Armenia’s Sergey Movsesian in 56 moves in a Ruy Lopez game late on Saturday. He is among a bunch of players with 2.5 points.
The Grand Swiss tournament and Women’s Grand Swiss 2021 are part of the qualifications for the 2021-23 World Championship cycle. The top two finishers will qualify for the Candidates Tournament in 2022.
Replying to a tweet by FIDE announcing him as a commentator for the match, Anand said he was looking forward to the assignment.
Earlier in the fourth round, India lost 1-3 to top-seeded Russia late on Tuesday. India will play Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.
India are currently placed at third with 4.5 points while Russia and Armenia occupy the top two spots. India will play Armenia on Tuesday.
In other opening-round matches in Pool A, Russia trounced Spain 4-0 and Armenia edged out France 2.5-1.5. India plays Spain in the second round.
Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on Sunday said the country has many immensely talented players at the junior level, and one of them can "hopefully" become a world champion in future.
On the final day of the league phase, India posted wins over Hungary and Moldova before sharing honours with Slovenia
AICF president of Sanjay Kapoor said that the warring factions both at the national and state level will now come together under the umbrella of the federation
The Indian maestro Viswanathan Anand won the opening game of the series before the next three ended in stalemate.
Castling is a special move to protect the king and activate the rook. It's the only time in chess a player can move two pieces in one move
The Indian maestro played out a 39-move draw in an English Four Knights variation game with black pieces.
Meanwhile, Frenchman Vachier-Lagrave jumped to the top of the standings after 14 rounds with 19.5 points followed by Nepomniachtchi (18.5 points)
Playing with white pieces, Anand beat Kasparov in 30 moves in a Sicillian Najdorf variation game in the fourth round of the Blitz event
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