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Radjabov closer to beating Dubov

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Teimour Radjabov continued to torment Daniil Dubov by inflicting a 63-move defeat in the first game of the second set of their semifinal clash in the $200,000 Airthings Masters online rapid chess tournament on Friday.

A day after gaining from Dubov’s oversights and winning twice to take the first set 3-1, Radjabov patiently capitalised on an early pawn-gain and scored a third win in the contest.

In the other semifinal, Levon Aronian started the second set with a draw against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

The results:

Semifinals (set two, game one): Daniil Dubov (Rus) lost to Teimour Radjabov (Aze); Levon Aronian (Arm) drew with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra).

Set One: Radjabov bt Dubov 3-1; Aronian bt Vachier 3-1.

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