Indian Men Clinch Historic Bronze in Chess Olympiad

China became the first Asian country to win the gold medal in the Chess Olympiad and their success comes at a time when there was a highest participation of 171 countries.

updated: August 14, 2014 22:17 IST
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Tromso, Norway: Backed by some gutsy performances on all four boards, the Indian men crushed Uzbekistan 3.5-0.5 to clinch a historic bronze medal in the 41st Chess Olympiad here.

Parimarjan Negi scored over former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov on the top board, SP Sethuraman ended his bad run by defeating Anton FIlippov while Krishnan Sasikiran lived up to expectation and outplayed Marat Dzhumaev to pave the way for an Indian triumph.

On the fourth board, B Adhiban fought from a hopeless position to draw with Jahongir Vakhidov as the team ended joint second with Hungary winning the silver in a competition where 171 countires participated.

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