Online Chess Olympiad: India Stun China To Reach Quarters

R Praggnanandhaa and Divya Deshmukh starred with the most important wins as India shocked an impressive China Four-2 within the 9th and ultimate spherical of the Best Department Pool ‘A’ within the FIDE On-line Chess Olympiad on Sunday. India will play the quarterfinals on August 28. 4 attracts and two wins on Underneath-20 forums helped India pull off the victory. The 15-year-old Praggnanandhaa gave the impression to be at the ropes, however controlled to show the tables on Liu Yan and completed with a great 6/6 rating. Divya Deshmukh, a former global under-10 and 12 champion, put it throughout Jiner Zhu to underline her possible.

Vidit Gujrathi, the Indian captain, held global No.three Ding Liren to a creditable draw at the most sensible board whilst P Harikrishna additionally shared honours with Yangyi Yu.

Indian ace Koneru Humpy signed peace with the ladies’s global No.1 Yifan Hou as did D Harika in opposition to the present global champ Wenjun Ju.

India claimed the highest spot in Pool A with 17 issues and 39.Five board issues and turned into the primary crew to qualify for the quarterfinals.

India No.2 Harikrishna mentioned he was once overjoyed with the win over China and credited the kids (Praggnanandhaa and Divya).

The pool winner advances without delay to the quarterfinals whilst the second one third-placed crew from each and every of the 4 swimming pools transfer to the initial segment of the knockout.

Previous within the 7th spherical, India posted a Four-2 win over Georgia with former global champ Viswanathan Anand being held to a draw by way of Levan Pantsulaia.

Within the 8th spherical, India registered a comfy Four.Five-1.Five win over Germany with captain Vidit Gujrathi main the way in which by way of beating Rasmus Svane.


Spherical 7: India beat Georgia Four-2 (Viswanathan Anand drew with Levan Pantsulaia; P Harikrishna beat Luka Paichadze; Konery Humpy drew with Meri Arabidze; D Harika misplaced to Nino Batsiashvili; R Praggnanandhaa beat Nikolozi Kacharava; Divya Deshmukh beat Diana Lomaia).

Spherical eight: India beat Germany Four.Five-1.Five (Vidit Santosh Gujrathi beat Rasmus Svane; Harikrishna drew with Matthias Bluebaum; D Harika drew with Lara Schulze; Bhakti Kulkarni beat Filiz Osmanodja; Nihal Sarin drew with Roven Vogel; Vantika Agrwal beat Jana Schneider).


Spherical nine: India beat China Four-2 (Vidit Gujrathi drew with Ding Liren; Harikrishna drew with Yangyi Yu; Humpy drew with Hou Yifan; D Harika drew with Wenjun Ju; R Praggnanandhaa beat Yan Liu; Divya Deshmukh beat Jiner Zhu).

Ultimate standings: Pool A: 1. India 17 issues, 2. China 16, three. Germany 11, Four. Iran nine, Five-6. Mongolia & Georgia eight, 7. Indonesia eight, eight. Uzbekistan 7, nine. Vietnam 6, 10. Zimbabwe zero.

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