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India National Thread | Road to Tokyo 2020

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6 Red World Championships 5-10th Sep 2016 Fashion Island, Thailand

Pankaj Advani moves into the 2nd Rd

Ishpreet Chadha moves into the 1st Rd..

Sourav Kothari was eliminated in the Round Robin

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ITF Future Tournaments

India F4 

Singles :- Prajnesh, Rawat, Balaji and Mukund through to SF 

Doubles :- Balaji / Prashanth , Anand /Bendre are through to Finals

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6 Red World Championships 5-10th Sep 2016 Fashion Island, Thailand

Pankaj Advani moves into the QF....

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What a day for India at the Baku Chess Olympiad !!!

 

Adhiban took advantage of a blunder from his opponent while Harikrishna fought and held on against Anish Giri for a draw to give India the victory and the SOLE LEAD at the Olympiad. First time in history that India is leading at the chess olympiad !!! :yikes::yikes::clap::clap::IND:IND

 

Huge match tomorrow - India vs USA !!!

 

The women's match was a complete roller coaster.

 

First, Harika finally found her touch and completed a quick victory against the Latvian minister of finance Dana (no typo, her opponent is not only the current minister of finance of Latvia but also defeated World No. 1 Hou Yifan just a few days ago). The other girls were also playing solidly.

 

But then, Tania blundered bad and lost her match, with white, in no time to make the scoreline 1-1. Then Padmini got herself into deep trouble and with Saumya's position looking drawish, it looked like India's first loss was on the cards despite Harika's win. 

 

But somehow, after a lot of suffering, it all changed suddenly as Saumya found an opening and capitalized quickly for the win, with BLACK. 

 

Around the same time, Padmini's opponent also lost her chance and the game reached a drawish position !!! It however kept going on and on with the Latvian just waiting and waiting and hoping for a mistake from Padmini, but she eventually secured the draw on move 140 to give India a narrow 2.5-1.5 win !!! 

 

So the girls now move to 10 match points (along with a few other teams), closely behind joint leaders Russia and Ukraine on 11 mach points

Edited by kapil857

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On 07/09/2016 at 11:33, kapil857 said:

By the way, is anyone here following the chess olympiad ??

 

The Indian men are doing absolutely awesome. They are 1 of only 3 teams to have won all 5 of their matches so far. Yesterday, Harikrishna defeated a higher-rated Azebaijani (home favorite and with a record of 4 wins out of 4 till then, also now in top-10 of the world) with BLACK pieces. 

 

Then, the new star Vidit Gujrathi doubled the joy by repeating the same - defeating a higher rated home player with a 4/4 record so far, again with BLACK pieces. Vidit so far is one of only 4 players (out of the 1000+ competing at the Olympiad) who has won all his 5 games. 

 

India eventually won the match 3-1 (India is seeded 9th, Azerbaijan 4th).

 

Today is rest day. Tomorrow, India face Netherlands, also 5/5 (third 5/5 team is Ukraine) with Harikrishna (2752) facing Anish Giri (2755) on the top board.

 

The women unfortunately haven't fared so well. After starting with 3 wins, they have had to settle for draws against lower-rate Israel and Vietnam. They face Latvia tomorrow.

 

You can follow on www.bakuchessolympiad.com and www.chess24.com

 

We have defeated Netherlands as well and now are the sole leader with 12 points. :clap:

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16 hours ago, Prashanth said:

ITF Future Tournaments

India F4 

Singles :- Prajnesh, Rawat, Balaji and Mukund through to SF 

Doubles :- Balaji / Prashanth , Anand /Bendre are through to Finals

India would sweep the India Future tournament and Indian people would gain few important points in ATP Rankings.

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6 Red World Championships 5-10th Sep 2016 Fashion Island, Thailand

Pankaj Advani moves into the SF

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25 minutes ago, Prashanth said:

Pankaj is the only Amateur left out of 5 remaining....:clap:

 

Where are you following the results?? Any live scoring/live streaming link ???

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