Wed. Oct 28th, 2020
India Today Web Desk


Riding on the back of some brilliant performances India grew to become the initially group to advance into the quarter-finals of ongoing FIDE on the web chess Olympiad on Sunday.

15-12 months previous Praggnanandhaa R starred for India on Sunday (Courtesy- FIDE)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India defeated Georgia in the 7th round to set up a clash with Germany
  • India then overpowered Germany to set up an greatest showdown with China in Round 9
  • R Praggnanandhaa starred for India on Sunday

India grew to become the initially group to advance into the quarter-finals of ongoing FIDE on the web chess Olympiad on Sunday just after it defeated China four-two in the last round of the leading division.

India completed with 17 factors, ahead of China who ended up with sixteen factors. Germany (eleven) and Iran (9) have been third and fourth on the listing respectively. India had kicked off the day by defeating Georgia four-two in the seventh round of leading division. China had received the superior of Vietnam in the 7th round.

India had overpowered Germany to set up an greatest showdown with China in Round 9.

Towards Georgia, 5-time globe champion Viswanathan Anand drew with Levan Pantsulaia even though P Harikrishna beat Luka Paichadze to give India the lead. Koneru Humpy had a stalemate towards Meri Arabidze, even though D Harika misplaced to Nino Batsiashvili. R Praggnanandhaa and Divya Deshmukh in the finish secured win more than Nikolozi Kacharava and Diana Lomaia to support India cross the 7th round barrier.

Round eight towards Germany was won by India four.five-one.five. Vidit, Bhakti Kulkarni and Vantika Agarwal won their respective encounters even though Harikrishna, Harika and Nihal Sarin played draws.

In last round of the leading division, India defeated formidable China four-two. Vidit played a draw with Planet variety three Ding Liren. Latest globe champion Ju Wenjun had a stalemate towards Harika and Humpy-Hou Yifan’s ended in a draw also. Harikrishna’s match towards Yangyi Yu also ended in a draw. Praggnanandhaa and Divya notched up the considerably-essential wins towards Yan Liu and Jiner Zhu, respectively in the finish.



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