Indian Team crushes Paraguay, Women outclass Argentina in round five of Olympiad

43rd Olympiad Batumi 2018 Open & Women

Photos Courtesy: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India

Team India bounced back from the fourth-round setback after an impressive 3.5-0.5 victory over Paraguay in the fifth round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad, Batumi. Meanwhile, the Indian Women’s team which has not lost any round till date outshined Argentina with 3.5-0.5 score yesterday.

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand had lost his previous round game to Word no.2 Fabiano Caruana of USA. However, he soon recovered to post a victory against GM Neuris Delgado Ramirez of Paraguay in just 26 moves.

A minor upset was caused on board two after P Harikrishna was held to a draw by  Guillermo Vazquez. But Adhiban Baskaran and Sasikiran Krishnan had ensured the team’s win before that game ended.

Vidit Gujrathi was rested in the fifth round.

Bo. 5

India (IND)

Rtg 51

Paraguay (PAR)

Rtg 3½: ½
8.1 GM
Anand, Viswanathan
2771 GM
Delgado Ramirez, Neuris
2619 1 – 0
8.2 GM
Harikrishna, Pentala
2743 IM
Vazquez, Guillermo
2468 ½ – ½
8.3 GM
Adhiban, B.
2668 FM
Almiron, Antonio
2358 1 – 0
8.4 GM
Sasikiran, Krishnan
2672 CM
Jodorcovsky Werjivker, Paulo
2275 1 – 0

IM Tania Sachdev has scored 4.0/4 points. [Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India]
The Indian women scored a 3.5-0.5 victory defeating Argentina. On the top board, Koneru Humpy registered a smooth win against Carolina Lujan.

On the second, Harika Dronavalli survived a near-fatal game while duo Tania Sachdev and Eesha Karavade did what was needed to post a crushing victory.

IM Padmini Rout was once against rested.

Bo. 30

Argentina (ARG)

Rtg 5

India (IND)

Rtg ½ :3½
4.1 IM
Lujan, Carolina
2350 GM
Koneru, Humpy
2557 0 – 1
4.2 WGM
Amura, Claudia
2249 GM
Harika, Dronavalli
2500 ½ – ½
4.3 WIM
Fernandez, Maria Florencia
2219 IM
Tania, Sachdev
2400 0 – 1
4.4 WIM
Martinez, Ayelen
2215 IM
Karavade, Eesha
2374 0 – 1
Indian Team is supported by Ramco Group

Team pairings – Open

Round 6 on 2018/09/30 at 16:30
No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 4
AZE Azerbaijan 16 10 : 10 15 Czech Republic CZE
15
2 11
POL Poland 16 10 : 10 13½ Ukraine UKR
6
3 10
ISR Israel 16 9 : 9 14½ Germany GER
16
4 56
BIH Bosnia & Herzegovina 16 8 : 9 14 United States of America USA
1
5 23
IRI Iran 15½ 8 : 8 14 China CHN
3
6 2
RUS Russia 14 8 : 8 15½ India IND
5
7 9
ENG England 12½ 8 : 8 15 France FRA
7
8 13
NED Netherlands 16½ 8 : 8 14½ Georgia 3 GEO3
65
9 38
NOR Norway 15½ 8 : 8 14 Croatia CRO
18
10 22
TUR Turkey 15 8 : 8 12½ Belarus BLR
17

Team pairings – Women

Round 6 on 2018/09/30 at 16″30
No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 5
IND India 16½ 9 : 10 15½ United States of America USA
10
2 2
UKR Ukraine 15½ 9 : 9 15 China CHN
3
3 1
RUS Russia 15½ 8 : 9 14½ Armenia ARM
12
4 11
AZE Azerbaijan 15½ 8 : 8 14½ Latvia LAT
42
5 18
ITA Italy 14 8 : 8 15½ Cuba CUB
22
6 4
GEO1 Georgia 1 14½ 9 : 9 15½ Georgia 2 GEO2
14
7 34
LTU Lithuania 14 8 : 8 14½ Kazakhstan KAZ
8
8 40
CAN Canada 15 8 : 8 14 Uzbekistan UZB
31
9 26
CZE Czech Republic 15½ 8 : 8 14 Iran IRI
28
10 17
MGL Mongolia 13½ 8 : 8 14½ Romania ROU
20