Chess Olympiad: Indian eves hold Poland

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

The Indian eves fought valiantly to hold Poland in the fifth round of the 36th Chess Olympiad here at Gran Casino.

Chess Olympiad: Indian eves hold Poland

Mallorca (Spain):

The Indian eves fought valiantly to hold Poland in the fifth round of the 36th Chess Olympiad at Gran Casino. It turned out to be a tough day for the sixth seeded Indians as they survived some anxious moments on the top two boards before salvaging draws in all the three games for a 1.5-1.5 result. In other games, China continued their demolition act and humbled England 3-0 with former World Champion Xie Jun, Zho Xue and Huang Qian winning against Harriet Hunt, Jovanka Houska and Heather Richards respectively. Amazingly the Chinese women moved to 14 points out of a possible 15 games played so far and took a whopping three points lead over nearest rivals Russia, Ukraine and France who all have 11 points each. India shining Indian girls are next in the standing list on 10.5 points while a pack of seven teams including Germany and United States are close on their heels with 10 points each. Top Indian player Koneru Humpy took on Poland's best player Iweta Radziewicz and succeded in getting a tangible advantage after a rather surprising Benoni defence employed by the latter. Quickly capitalising on her greater space control, Humpy launched an offence on the king side in copy book fashion but got a bit complacent in the middle game. (PTI)

Topics : Chess
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