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44th Chess Olympiad: Koneru Humpy, Vaishali shine

In the Open section, D Gukesh’s splendid run continued as he notched up a sixth consecutive win, but India ‘B’ went down 1.5-2.5 to former champions Armenia
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PTI   |   Mamallapuram   |   Published 04.08.22, 03:19 AM

India’s top player Koneru Humpy and R. Vaishali led the women’s ‘A’ team to a 3-1 win over a strong Georgian side in the sixth round of the 44th Chess Olympiad here on Wednesday.

In the Open section, teenaged Grandmaster D Gukesh’s splendid run continued as he notched up a sixth consecutive win, but India ‘B’ went down 1.5-2.5 to former champions Armenia.

Gukesh put it across Gabriel Sargissian but could not prevent the team from going down as B Adhiban and Raunak Sadhwani suffered defeats while Nihal Sarin drew his match.

It was the formidable India ‘B’ team’s first loss in the competition.

The India ‘C’ team recorded an emphatic 3.5-0.5 win over Lithuania as S P Sethuraman, Abhijeet Gupta and Abhimanyu Puranik won their matches while Surya Sekhar Ganguly drew against Titas Stremavicius.

Humpy defeated Nana Dzagnidze, Vaishali scored a win over Lela Javakhshvilli while D Harika and Tania Sachdev settled for draws in the clash against Georgia.



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