October 25, 2020 4:32:12 pm
The Indian girls’s workforce claimed a 6-2 win over Indonesia to win the gold however the males’s aspect settled for silver after dropping to Australia within the last of the Asian Nations (Areas) On-line chess championship on Sunday.
India had received the gold within the FIDE On-line Olympiad in August and the victory by the ladies’s workforce sans high gamers comparable to Koneru Humpy and D Harika is one other increase to the sport within the nation.
The boys, nonetheless, went down 3.5-4.5 in a detailed last to Australia after dropping the primary match 1.5-2.5 and sharing honours within the second duel 2-2.
Within the girls’s finale, Girl Grandmaster P V Nandhidhaa offered India the primary level, beating Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite earlier than Padmini Rout took down Medina Warda Auilia.
The in-form R Vaishali and captain Mary Ann Gomes drew their video games to safe the primary match of the ultimate 3-1.
Within the second match, the Indians overcame the reverse confronted by Vaishali in opposition to Irine Kharisma Sukandar on the highest board as Bhakti Kulkarni, Padmini Rout and Nandhidhaa registered wins over Aulia, Sihite and Dita Karenza respectively to seal the triumph.
The Indian girls had additionally topped the preliminary section with Vaishali shining with a rating of 6.5 factors from 9 video games to win the gold for high board.
Within the males’s last, the defeats suffered by B Adhiban and S P Sethuraman by the hands of Anton Smirnov and Max Illingworth within the first match proved essential as they went down 1.5-2.5.
The skilled Ok Sasikiran pulled one again for India, beating James Morris, whereas Nihal Sarin settled for a draw in opposition to Temur Kuybokarov.
The second match of the summit conflict noticed India and Australia share honours at 2-2.
Captain Surya Sekhar Ganguly, who changed Sethuraman, beat Illingworth however Kuybokarov cancelled out the benefit by beating Sarin.
The 2 different video games that includes Adhiban and Sasikiran resulted in attracts thus handing the Aussies the highest prize.
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