Team India holds Russia; Women draw USA in Round 6

43rd Olympiad Batumi 2018 Open & Women

Photos: David Llada

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand helped the Indian men hold second-seed Russia to a draw in the sixth round of the 43rd Olympiad Batumi 2018 Open on Sunday. Meanwhile, the unbeaten Indian women’s team came close to defeat sole leaders United States but eventually had to settle for a draw.

Anand came up with a brilliant counter-attack to hold Ian Nepomniachtchi to a draw on the top board.

The score was the same between Russia and India. A draw on all four boards.  P Harikrishna held former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik to a draw on the second board while Vidit Gujrathi and B Adhiban drew with Nikita Vituigov and Dmitry Jakovenko on the last two boards.

Bo. 2

Russia (RUS)

Rtg 5

India (IND)

Rtg 2 : 2
6.1 GM
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
2768 GM
Anand, Viswanathan
2771 ½ – ½
6.2 GM
Kramnik, Vladimir
2779 GM
Harikrishna, Pentala
2743 ½ – ½
6.3 GM
Vitiugov, Nikita
2726 GM
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi
2711 ½ – ½
6.4 GM
Jakovenko, Dmitry
2747 GM
Adhiban, B.
2668 ½ – ½

Women’s leader American team split the points for the first time with India – 2:2. For India, it’s the second draw in this event.

On the first and the third boards, Koneru Humpy and Tania Sachdev defeated Zatonskih Anna and Abrahamyan Tatev, on the second and the forth boards Irina Krush and Yu Jennifer defeated Harika Dronavalli and  Eesha Karavade.

Indian Team is supported by Ramco Group
Round 6 on 2018/09/30 at 15:00
Bo. 5

India (IND)

Rtg 10

United States of America (USA)

Rtg 2 : 2
1.1 GM
Koneru, Humpy
2557 IM
Zatonskih, Anna
2431 1 – 0
1.2 GM
Harika, Dronavalli
2500 GM
Krush, Irina
2423 0 – 1
1.3 IM
Tania, Sachdev
2400 WGM
Abrahamyan, Tatev
2361 1 – 0
1.4 IM
Karavade, Eesha
2374 FM
Yu, Jennifer
2268 0 – 1

With fives rounds still to come, Azerbaijan and Poland lead the open section while USA and Armenia top the women section.

Team pairings – Open

Round 7 on 2018/10/01 at 16:30
No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 11
POL Poland 18½ 12 : 12 19 Azerbaijan AZE
4
2 18
CRO Croatia 17 10 : 11 17½ United States of America USA
1
3 6
UKR Ukraine 15 10 : 10 16½ China CHN
3
4 16
GER Germany 16½ 10 : 10 19 Netherlands NED
13
5 15
CZE Czech Republic 16 10 : 10 18 Israel ISR
10
6 17
BLR Belarus 15 10 : 10 16½ Armenia ARM
8
7 5
IND India 17½ 9 : 10 15 Egypt EGY
40
8 12
HUN Hungary 15 9 : 9 17 France FRA
7
9 57
ALG Algeria 15 9 : 9 17 Spain ESP
24
10 45
SRB Serbia 15 9 : 9 16 Russia RUS
2

Team pairings – Women

Round 7 on 2018/10/01 at 16:30
No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 12
ARM Armenia 17½ 11 : 11 17½ United States of America USA
10
2 3
CHN China 17 10 : 10 17½ Netherlands NED
16
3 28
IRI Iran 17 10 : 10 17½ Ukraine UKR
2
4 18
ITA Italy 17 10 : 10 18 Azerbaijan AZE
11
5 20
ROU Romania 17 10 : 10 16½ Uzbekistan UZB
31
6 5
IND India 18½ 10 : 11 17 Georgia 1 GEO1
4
7 43
PHI Philippines 16 9 : 9 17 Georgia 2 GEO2
14
8 8
KAZ Kazakhstan 16½ 9 : 9 15½ Argentina ARG
30
9 37
PER Peru 17½ 9 : 9 16 Lithuania LTU
34
10 23
SRB Serbia 15½ 9 : 9 16 Hungary HUN
13