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Arjun Erigaisi joins the 2700 club

18-year-old Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi competed for the India A team at the 44th Chess Olympiad. With an impressive score of 8.5/11 points on the third board, Erigaisi was the second best individual player of Board 3 at the Olympiad (see the list of best individual players here), and a good performance was crowned with a ticket to the 2700 club. With a victory over Leiner Dominguez in the last round (replay the game here), Erigaisi leaped to the 38th position on the live rating list with 2702.2 live rating. Arjun Erigaisi is the 7th Indian player to join the 2700 club.

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