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Chennai Chess Olympiad: Red-hot India ‘B’ workforce thrashes Estonia 4-0

Second-seeded India ‘A’ workforce defeated Moldova 3.5-0.5 for its second straight win.

Second-seeded India ‘A’ workforce defeated Moldova 3.5-0.5 for its second straight win.

The India ‘B’ workforce blanked Estonia 4-0 within the second spherical of the Open part within the forty fourth Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram on July 30, 2022.

Second-seeded India ‘A’ workforce defeated Moldova 3.5-0.5 for its second straight win.

World champion Magnus Carlsen, who had missed the primary spherical, beat Georg Meier to star in third-seeded Norway’s 4-0 victory over Uruguay.

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The formidable USA workforce struggled for the second straight day within the Open part as the highest seeds may solely handle a 2.5-1.5 win over Paraguay after having dropped half a degree towards unfancied Angola on day 1.

In the ladies’s part, top-seeded India ‘A’ took the successful lead towards Argentina.

Koneru Humpy, enjoying on high board, was held to a draw by Marisa Zuriel in 44 strikes however Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni notched up victories over Maria Campos and Maria Belen Sarquis respectively to offer the workforce a second consecutive victory.

R Vaishali was concerned in a battle towards Maria Jose Campos on the second board.

The India ‘B’ workforce was battling it out towards Latvia with Mary Ann Gomes offering a win over Nellija Maklakova. Padmini Rout drew her recreation with Ilze Berzina to place the workforce 1.5-0.5 forward.

The third host workforce within the ladies’s part — India ‘C’ — defeated Singapore 3-1. P V Nandhidhaa and Easha Karavade gained their matches. Pratyusha Bodda and Vishwa Vasnawala had been held to attracts by Yang Hazel Liu and Kun Fang respectively.

The India B workforce, seen by many together with world champion Magnus Carlsen and the legendary Viswanathan Anand as darkish horses, gained towards Estonia with out a lot fuss.

D Gukesh, on the highest board, beat Kalle Kiik whereas R Praggnanandhaa, on the second board after being rested on Friday, beat Kirill Chukavin. There had been wins for the skilled B Adhiban and Raunak Sadhwani towards Aleksandr Volodin and Andrei Shishkov respectively.

For India ‘A’, the winners had been P Harikrishna, S L Narayanan and Ok Sasikiran whereas fellow GM and fast-rising Arjun Erigaisi may solely draw towards Andrei Macovei. In the USA-Paraguay match, world No.4 Fabiano Caruana was held by Axel Bachmann as had been Wesley So and Sam Shankland by Rami Delgado and M Ruben D Zacarias respectively.

Leinier Dominiguez Perez offered the successful level for USA by defeating Jose Fernando Cubas.

In different matches within the Open part, fourth-ranked Spain and fifth-ranked Poland notched up victories over Belgium. While Spain recorded a 3.5-0.5 win, Poland secured a 3-1 victory.

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