Anand led Indian team defeat Canada; India women’s team draw against Serbia

43rd Olympiad Batumi 2018 Open & Women

Photos Courtesy: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand led Indian Team to register a third straight victory. They had a comfortable win against lower-rated Team Canada with 3.5-0.5 in the third round of Open section of 43rd Chess Olympiad Batumi, Georgia on Wednesday.

On the first board, Reigning World Rapid Champion Viswanathan Anand continued his winning streak with a 33-move victory against GM Eric Hansen.

India’s No.2 Grandmaster P. Harikrishna followed suit with a 33-move victory against GM Razvan Preotu.

GM Vidit Gujrathi held veteran GM Evgeny Bareev to a draw after a 5+ hour marathon battle.

 GM Sasikiran Krishnan captalized on 27.. Bb5.  A blunder commited by his Canadian couterpart GM Aman Hambleton.

GM Adhiban Baskaran was rested in this round.

Round 3 on 2018/09/26 at 15:00
Bo. 28

Canada (CAN)

Rtg 5

India (IND)

Rtg ½ :3½
20.1 GM
Hansen, Eric
2629 GM
Anand, Viswanathan
2771 0 – 1
20.2 GM
Preotu, Razvan
2513 GM
Harikrishna, Pentala
2743 0 – 1
20.3 GM
Bareev, Evgeny
2666 GM
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi
2711 ½ – ½
20.4 GM
Hambleton, Aman
2492 GM
Sasikiran, Krishnan
2672 0 – 1

The Indian women’s team, playing on the top table made a crucial comeback to draw against Serbia with 2-2. GM Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika registered comfortable victories. However, IM Padmini Rout and IM Eesha Karavade stumbled against their respective lower-rated rivals.

Padmini and Eesha lost their games early. Humpy’s game was soon decided. In a must-win situation, Harika helped India escape the clutch of defeat from Serbia.

IM Eesha Karavade suffered a loss against WIM Adela Velikic in 39 moves.

IM Tania Sachdev was rested in this round.

Round 3 on 2018/09/26 at 15:00
Bo. 23

Serbia (SRB)

Rtg 5

India (IND)

Rtg 2 : 2
1.1 WGM
Rapport, Jovana
2348 GM
Koneru, Humpy
2557 0 – 1
1.2 WGM
Eric, Jovana
2261 GM
Harika, Dronavalli
2500 0 – 1
1.3 WIM
Velikic, Adela
2339 IM
Karavade, Eesha
2374 1 – 0
1.4 WIM
Injac, Teodora
2241 IM
Padmini, Rout
2338 1 – 0

 

Indian Team is supported by Ramco Group

Team pairings – Open

Round 4 on 2018/09/27 at 16:30 IST
No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 27
VIE Vietnam 10 6 : 6 11½ France FRA
7
2 10
ISR Israel 11 6 : 6 10 Sweden SWE
32
3 1
USA United States of America 6 : 6 10½ India IND
5
4 15
CZE Czech Republic 6 : 6 10½ Iran IRI
23
5 4
AZE Azerbaijan 10 6 : 6 9 England ENG
9
6 3
CHN China 6 : 6 10½ Croatia CRO
18
7 25
GRE Greece 10 6 : 6 Armenia ARM
8
8 20
ARG Argentina 10 6 : 6 Ukraine UKR
6
9 11
POL Poland 10½ 6 : 6 Russia RUS
2
10 12
HUN Hungary 5 : 5 Germany GER
16

Team pairings – Women

Round 4 on 2018/09/27 at 16:30 IST
No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 3
CHN China 10 6 : 6 Uzbekistan UZB
31
2 18
ITA Italy 9 6 : 6 10 Armenia ARM
12
3 28
IRI Iran 11 6 : 6 Mongolia MGL
17
4 19
VIE Vietnam 11½ 6 : 6 Georgia 1 GEO1
4
5 11
AZE Azerbaijan 11 6 : 6 United States of America USA
10
6 2
UKR Ukraine 6 : 6 Slovenia SLO
35
7 13
HUN Hungary 5 : 5 Georgia 2 GEO2
14
8 5
IND India 10 5 : 5 Poland POL
7
9 24
TUR Turkey 10 5 : 5 9 Serbia SRB
23
10 56
GEO3 Georgia 3 5 : 5 8 Australia AUS
33