Vidit Santosh Gujrathi wins Tata Steel Challengers title

India’s third highest ranked chess Grand Master Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, with an ELO rating of 2,718, won the Tata Steel Chess Challengers-2018 tournament at Netherlands with a tally of nine points out of 13 rounds.

Ranked 34th in the world, Gujrathi won the title late on Sunday night and reserved his seat in the Tata Steel Masters tournament to be held in the Netherlands in 2019. The 23-year-old Gujrathi from Maharashtra signed peace treaty with Van Foreest Jorden on the last round to clinch the title.

“Won the @tatasteelchess Challengers 2018! Looking forward to the Masters next year!:),” he tweeted post his win.

In the Masters section in the Netherlands, World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen won the title.