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  • Final of FIDE Online Chess Olympiad underway between India and Russia

    Published on August 30, 2020

    The final of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad is underway between India and Russia. The Indian team is represented by Captain Vidit Gujrathi, former world champion Viswanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy, D Harika, young prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, Pentala Harikrishna and Divya Deshmukh.
     
    The first match ended in a draw and the second match is in progress.
     
    Yesterday, World Women Rapid Champion Koneru Humpy held her nerve in an Armageddon game to pull off a 2-1 victory for India in the semifinal against Poland. They lost the first round 2-4. They then bounced back strongly in the second with a crushing 4.5-1.5 win. Humpy did the rest in the match-deciding tie-break.
     
    India, whose previous best finish at the Olympiad was a bronze medal in 2014, is now assured of a first ever gold or silver.

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