Indian Men Crush Moldova; Women Play Draw With Spain in Chess Olympiad

Thanks to the massive victory over Moldova, the Indian men have jumped to joint 13th spot in the current rankings and this is only likely to get better as they meet lower-ranked Qatar in the next round. The Indian girls are on the 20th spot on eight points.

updated: August 10, 2014 09:32 IST
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Tromso, Norway: Parimarjan Negi led the Indian men to a fantastic 3.5-0.5 victory over Moldova while the Indian eves settled for a 2-2 draw against Spain in the sixth round of 41st Chess Olympiad.

Up against highly regarded Viktor Bologan on the top board, Negi came firing on all cylinders in a Ruy Lopez Berlin game and an early assault on the black king was enough to take home the full point in what was a one-sided contest.

Dmitry Svetushkin saved a complete whitewash holding Krishnan Sasikiran to a creditable draw on the second board while B Adhiban and MR Lalith Babu scored regulation victories over Vladimir Hamitevici and Liviu Cerbulenco respectively for an excellent victory.

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