India starts on a high note at Batumi Olympiad

Indian Team is supported by Ramco GroupTeam India had a rousing start in round 1 of the 43rd Olympiad 2018 Open & Women at Batumi, Georgia. With Viswanathan Anand being rested, the men’s team in the Open group eclipsed 3.5-0.5 win over El Salvador, Women’s team made a clean sweep 4-0 victory over their counterparts from New Zealand.

Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India

While the first three registered easy wins, Sasikiran was held to a draw in 52 moves on the last board by Carlos Burgos Figueroa, thereby denying India a perfect score.

Bo. 5

India (IND)

Rtg 94

El Salvador (ESA)

Rtg 3½: ½
4.1 GM
Harikrishna, Pentala
2743 IM
Giron, Jorge Ernesto
2303 1 – 0
4.2 GM
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi
2711 FM
Chavez, Ricardo Ernesto
2244 1 – 0
4.3 GM
Adhiban, B.
2668 FM
Arias, Daniel
2274 1 – 0
4.4 GM
Sasikiran, Krishnan
2672 IM
Burgos Figueroa, Carlos E.
2222 ½ – ½

In the second round, India’s opponent will be Austria.

GM Koneru Humpy. [Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India]
GM Koneru Humpy defeated New Zealand’s Helen Milligan in 36 moves with black and International Masters Eesha Karavade and Padmini Rout quickly made it 3-0 for the team.

Playing on the second board, IM Tania Sachdev was in trouble in the middle game but she kept her nerves to fight back and turned things around in the endgame despite being a pawn down to win in 67 moves to take the team to a joint top spot with 55 others.

Bo. 78

New Zealand (NZL)

Rtg 5

India (IND)

Rtg 0 : 4
5.1 CM
Milligan, Helen
1942 GM
Koneru, Humpy
2557 0 – 1
5.2 WCM
Punsalan, Vyanla M
1932 IM
Tania, Sachdev
2400 0 – 1
5.3 WFM
Zhang, Jasmine Haomo
1899 IM
Karavade, Eesha
2374 0 – 1
5.4 WCM
Qin, Nicole Shu Yu
1790 IM
Padmini, Rout
2338 0 – 1

The Indian women’s team will now face Venezuela in the second round.

Indian Team is supported by Ramco Group

Team pairings – Open

Round 2 on 2018/09/25 at 16:30 IST
No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 65
GEO3 Georgia 3 4 2 : 2 4 United States of America USA
1
2 2
RUS Russia 4 2 : 2 4 Ireland IRL
66
3 67
URU Uruguay 4 2 : 2 4 France FRA
7
4 10
ISR Israel 4 2 : 2 4 Costa Rica CRC
68
5 69
INA Indonesia 4 2 : 2 4 Poland POL
11
6 70
SCO Scotland 4 2 : 2 4 Netherlands NED
13
7 71
TJK Tajikistan 4 2 : 2 4 Czech Republic CZE
15
8 16
GER Germany 4 2 : 2 4 Myanmar MYA
72
9 18
CRO Croatia 4 2 : 2 4 Monaco MNC
73
10 74
JOR Jordan 4 2 : 2 4 Peru PER
19
11 20
ARG Argentina 4 2 : 2 4 Mexico MEX
75
12 79
SGP Singapore 4 2 : 2 4 Romania ROU
21
13 22
TUR Turkey 4 2 : 2 4 Kosovo KOS
80
14 81
LUX Luxembourg 4 2 : 2 4 Iran IRI
23
15 24
ESP Spain 4 2 : 2 4 Dominican Republic DOM
82
16 83
KGZ Kyrgyzstan 4 2 : 2 4 Greece GRE
25
17 26
SLO Slovenia 4 2 : 2 4 South Africa RSA
84
18 86
IRQ Iraq 4 2 : 2 4 Vietnam VIE
27
19 87
AND Andorra 4 2 : 2 4 Brazil BRA
29
20 32
SWE Sweden 4 2 : 2 4 Tunisia TUN
88
21 34
ITA Italy 4 2 : 2 Azerbaijan AZE
4
22 5
IND India 2 : 2 4 Austria AUT
35
23 36
UZB Uzbekistan 4 2 : 2 Ukraine UKR
6
24 8
ARM Armenia 2 : 2 4 Kazakhstan KAZ
37
25 38
NOR Norway 4 2 : 2 Georgia 1 GEO1
14

Team pairings – Women

Round 2 on 2018/09/25 at 16:30 IST
No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 54
TKM Turkmenistan 4 2 : 2 4 Ukraine UKR
2
2 5
IND India 4 2 : 2 4 Venezuela VEN
55
3 9
GER Germany 4 2 : 2 4 Georgia 3 GEO3
56
4 11
AZE Azerbaijan 4 2 : 2 4 Belgium BEL
57
5 13
HUN Hungary 4 2 : 2 4 FYROM MKD
58
6 59
SWE Sweden 4 2 : 2 4 Georgia 2 GEO2
14
7 15
ESP Spain 4 2 : 2 4 Bangladesh BAN
60
8 62
ISL Iceland 4 2 : 2 4 Netherlands NED
16
9 17
MGL Mongolia 4 2 : 2 4 Bosnia & Herzegovina BIH
63
10 19
VIE Vietnam 4 2 : 2 4 ICCD ICCD
64

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