India competes against Ukraine in quarters

New Delhi [India], September 11 (ANI): The Top Division of Online Olympiad ended after three days of intense chess at the top level. A total of 1717 players from 150 countries around the world play, with 888 players, including 209 Grand Masters and 244 International Masters.

The quarterfinals take place from Monday (September 13) to Wednesday, September 15 (final). Each duel will consist of two matches, and in the event of a draw (each team wins one of the two matches, or both matches are a draw) it will be broken with a 3/2 blitz match, followed by Armageddon if necessary.

The pairings are as follows: Duel 1: Kazakhstan vs USADuel 2: Ukraine vs IndiaDuel 3: Russia vs HungaryDuel 4: China vs PolandIndia defeated Hungary 4-2 in the first round and consolidated their lead. A 5-1 victory over Moldova, followed by an exciting draw in the final round against Slovenia (already as a group winner), gave the Indian team 16/18 points and first place.

Hungary went with them in second place with 15/18, three points ahead of Azerbaijan. Although they let in the top position to India in today’s first round, they continued to play strong and defeated Sweden and Moldova.

The Indian squad had launched its campaign on Wednesday. The team boasts Grandmasters Vidit Gujrathi, P Harikrishna and Adhiban B in the Open category, Grandmasters Koneru Humpy and D Harika and Women’s Grandmasters Tania Sachdev and R Vaishali in the Women’s category, Grandmasters Nihal Sarin and R Praggnanandhaa in the Juniors Open and Woman Grandmasters Vaishali R Master Savitha Shri and Junior Girls. (ANI)






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