Khanty Mansiysk: World’s youngest ever Gandmaster Ukraine’s Sergey Karjakin advanced to the quarterfinals after an impressive victory over Russian Nikita Vitiugov in the second pre-quarterfinal game of the World Chess Cup here.

The results (round 4, game 2): Boris Gelfnad (Isr) drew with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra) 1-1, goes to tie-break; Peter Svidler (Rus) drew with Alexei Shirov (Esp) 1.5-0.5; Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze) drew with Viktor Laznicka (Cze) 1.5-0.5; Nikita Vituigov (Rus) lost to Sergey Karjakin (Ukr) 0.5-1.5; Vladimir Malakhov (Rus) drew with Wesley So (Phi) 1-1, goes to tie-break.

Caruana Fabiano (Ita) drew with Vugar Gashimov (Aze) 1-1, goes to tie-break; Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukr) drew with Etienne Bacrot (Fra) 1-1, goes to tiebreak; Dmitry Jakovenko (Rus) drew with Alexander Grischuk (Rus) 1-1, goes to tie-break. — PTI

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